Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469
email: piecesofship@yahoo.com

Ship Salvage:

 
HULL PLATES / SHIP BUILDER PLATES & PLACARDS,
SHIP LOGOS & NAME BOARDS
metal plate (often brass, aluminum or steel) attached to the ship reading info that can include the name of the manufcaturer, place
and country of manufacture, model (or hull) number, and date of manufacture

Items that are available will read "available" under the picture; if it does not read "available" that piece has been sold. 
As always, please call or email for pricing/availability inquiries.

Sold pieces remain pictured to show the wide range of pieces that exist,
that we have carried, and that we continue to try to find and salvage.

 

Poland / Polish origins &
Yugoslavian origins &
Turkey / Turkish origins &
Romania


 
 brass builder's plate - Stocznia Gdanska im.Lenina 1973 - one of the largest shipyards in Poland, established in 1945: Nr. 8436/2RDK 1973 (appx 16" x 10") - available


brass builder's plate - Szczecin Shipyard Poland 1976
appx 15 1/2" x 10"
available

salvaged brass ships hull plate Szczecin Shipyard Poland 1980
*year of Poland's Independence: "Solidarity!" uprising
which was led primarily by shipbuilders, sold


Szczecin Poland shipyard 1982
appx 16" x 10 1/4"
available



3. Maj-Sulzer (Swiss based Company) - Rijeka Yugoslavia
plate (appx 42" x 11")
available

Denizcilik Ltd. Sirketi (Turkey) - Beykoz Tersanesi - 1968
(13 3/4" x 9")
available

Republica Socialista Romania
Santierul Naval Constanta
Construdtia N. 456 Anul 1989
appx 11" x 7 1/4" available

salvaged brass builder plate: GDYNIA
Hull No. 8125/5 Delivered in 1996; POLAND
appx 15 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 1" thick
1 available

(Poland)
Instalacia Pozarowa CO2
W Wypadku Sygnalu Syreny placard
appx 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" available
Italy / Italian origins &
Greece / Greek origins

salvaged brass ships hull plate: Italcantieri Di Genova
Sestri Costr 4360 Anno1979, sold

Fiat lovers - this is for you - 1963 FramDrivnngs Maskineri Fiat Plate Stabilimento Truin-Itaien
available

Societa Esercizio Cantieri Viareggio Italia 1987
(appx 18 3/4" x 9 3/4")
available

 
"Stazione Antincendio" (Italian Fire Station) plaque
appx 10 3/4" x 4 3/4"
available


Italian brass builder plate 1973 appx 33" x 28"
Generatore Di Vapore Costruito Dalla
Franco Tosi S.p.A.
Legnano.  Ucenziataria - Della
Numero Di Fabrica # 7810
Anno Di Costruzione1973
available

salvaged brass plates: Nantote plate 2" x 12"
2 available
Fire Damper 2" x 9 1/4"
available



salvaged aluminum placards:
To Boats (Greek translation below)
To Assembly Station (Greek translation below)
appx 4 x 13" sold

massive salvaged brass builder plate (Italy)
"Cantieri Riuniti Dell'Adriatico - Fabrica Macchine S. Andrea;
Apparato Motore N.360-363; Trieste 1968"
39 1/2" x 19 3/4"
appx 135 lbs; 1 available

salvaged brass builder plate (Italy)
"Propelling Set Grandi Motori Trieste; Fiat  Ansaldo - C.R.D.A
Trieste - Italy -- Year - 1972"
37 1/2" x 23"
appx 80 lbs; 1 available
Switzerland / Swiss origins &
Norway / Norwegian origins &
Sweden / Swedish origins &
Denmark / Danish origins


HaugeSund Mekaniske Verksted AS
Norway No. 56-1976
appx 23 x 15 1/4" sold


Yard No. 199 Moss Verft: Moss Rosenberg Verft A.S Norway 1982 plate (appx 18 1/2" x 12")
available

salvaged brass machine plate: Stord International  Bergen -
Norway - Machine No 2619/05 - Application Fishoil
appx 12 3/4" x 5 3/4"
available

builder's plate "Uraga-Sulzer" (Swiss)
appx 28"x5 1/2"

Odense Steel Shipyard, LTD Odense and Lindo
DENMARK - appx 30" x 22"
available

Diesel Machinery Eriksberg - B&W - Type Built By Eriksbergs Verkstad Gothenburg Sweden 1972 appx 27 1/2" x 15 3/4"
available

salvaged brass valve instruction plate: Valve open - Valve Closed
by Halla-Hydro Skede Sweden - appx 5 x 6 1/2"
available

salvaged brass placards by De Laval (Sweden)
taken from cruise ship creamery machine!
appx 12" long; 3 available
 
Germany / German origins &
France / French origins, Spain / Spanish &
Netherlands origins

VEB Mathias - Thesen - Werft Wismar/DDR Baujahm 1966
(DDR = East Germany) (appx 27 3/4" x 17")
available

salvaged German origin aluminum builder plate:
DMR Den Hauptmotor baute
VEB Dieselmotorenwerk Rostock Lizenz M.A.N.
appx 16 1/2" x 11 3/4" available

 
Compagnie De Constuction Mecanique Procedes Sulzer
Paris (France) plate appx 31 3/4" x 4" sold


builder's plate: Chantiers De France Dunkerque 1978
(appx 21 1/2" x 18") brass sold

 builder's plate: Chantiers De France Dunkerque 1982
(appx 21 1/2" x 18") sold

 


Chantiers Du Nord Et De La Mediterranee Dunkerque
(France) 1986 - appx 21 1/2" x 18" sold

31 3/4" x 5 1/2 MacGregor AESA Sevilla Ref #B-222
Clasi - B. Veritas B.  Fecha 20-11-79 - Spanish origin
  available

Builder's plate: P. Smit Jr Rotterdam (Netherlands)
"NoV662 - Ao 1969" (appx 20 x 17 1/2") sold

 


salvaged brass builder plate
17 3/4" x 12" Flender Werft Lubeck 1981
*this company, headquartered in Germany, made war-ships,
merchant ships and U-boats; went out of business 2002
appx 14 lbs; 1 available

salvaged brass builder plate: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche
Werft Aktiengesellschaft Hamburg Und Kiel; BAU-NR. 116
Baujahr 1978, appx 33" x 16 1/2"
 1 available

 
American / US origins &
Canada / Canadian origins

Above and right: salvaged brass builder's plate: SS Gulf Trader - Built for Gulf & South American Steamship Co, Inc. - By Abondale Shipyards, Inc. - New Orleans, LA. - Designed by Gibbs & Cox, INC. - 1964 - USMA Hull No. 168 - Builder's Hull No. 1037 (dimensions appx 52" x 28 1/4")
WEIGHT: 111 lbs
available

detail of SS Gulf Trader builder's plate:
52" x 28 1/2"

Westinghouse builder's plate - appx 40" x 6" brass -
not including wood backer
available

M/V Crimson Tide Built by Halter Marine Inc.  Moss Point, MISS USA 1982 - Hull No. 1023 plate (appx 14" x 10 1/4")
available

M/V Lillian Pelham built by Halter Marine Inc.  Moss Point, MISS USA 1979 - Hull No 863 (appx 14" x 10 1/4")
available

M/V Oryx built by Halter Marine Services, Inc New Orleans, LA USA 1979 - Hull No 711(appx 13 3/4" x 8 1/2")
available

M/V Southern Moon built by Halter Marine Inc, Calumet
L.A. USA 1982 - Hull No 1055 (appx 14" x 10 1/4")
available

M/V Willi Tide 1978 sold

Mobil Drilling Platform J Storm XVI - Designed and Built for Southern Drilling Co. By Bethlehem Steel Corporation- Beaumont Yard Beaumont Texas - 1981 - Hull 4937 (appx 16" x10")
available

brass Portland Jaycees - Port of Portland (American) -
Marine Exchange C.R.D. - appx 12 1/2" diameter
available

steel Hulett-Patent-Ore Car Dumper Wellman Seaver Morgan Co. Engineers & Manufacturers.
Cleveland OHIO, U.S.A. Patent No 14704, March 19-1906 No. 7578 (appx 42" x 13 1/4") sold

"Built by Federal Shipbuilding And Dry Dock Company Kearny, NJ -
Hull 178 - 1940" (appx 21" x 13") *started as Esso Concord - 1955 Naeco - 1956 Southern States - 1975 scrapped sold

chrome plated brass Kewanee Boiler Corp.
Kewanee, Illinois plates - appx 14" x 4 1/2"
*Kewanee was purchased in 1991 and production of their boilers
stopped in 2001 2 available

brass Spindletop - Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. Tulsa, Oklahoma - Built by Levingston Shipbuilding Co. Orange, Texas
Hull No. C-100 1968 (appx 24 x 16") sold

brass Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company - Milwaukee, Wis. Licensed by C.A. Parsons & Co. Ltd. No 996 (appx 11 x 5 1/2")
available

Marine Boiler Wks, Vernon Texas (appx 20 x 10")
available

Built by King Bridge Company Cleveland, O. 1910 -
steel, appx 21 1/4" x 15 1/4" sold



iron McMyler Interstate Cleveland Ohio, appx 30" x 16"
(above photo before restoration, bottom photo after)
available

brass double sided Freight Barge Hull. 379 Built For Pacific
Towboat & Salvage Co. by National Steel & Shipbuilding Co.
San Diego, California 1967 appx 12" x 8 1/2" sold

brass Built by The Ingalls Shipbuilding, Corp. Birmingham, ALA. 1940 (appx 21 1/2" x 7")
available

brass Hydraulic Turbine Unit No. Newport News Shipbuilding
And Dry Dock Co. Newport News, VA. U.S.A
appx 16 1/4" x 11 1/4" available

#2 brass Hydraulic Turbine Unit No. Newport News Shipbuilding
And Dry Dock Co. Newport News, VA. U.S.A
appx 16 1/4" x 11 1/4" available

Newport News Shipbuilding And Dry Dock Co. Newport News, VA, U.S.A Centrifugal Pump placard (appx 19 1/4" x 10 1/4")
available

brass Motor Trawler CALM built by The American Ship Building Co.
  Lorain Ohio 1941 Hull 819 for General Seafoods Corp. Cooper
Bessemer Corp. Engine Builder - John C. Alden Naval Architect
appx 15" x 8" sold

brass Motor Trawler DRIFT built by The American Ship Building Co. Lorain Ohio 1941 Hull 818 for General Seafoods Corp. Cooper Bessemer Corp. Engine Builder - John C. Alden Naval Architect (appx 15" x 8")

brass Highland Light converted by Bender Shipbuilding & Repair
Co. Inc. Job No. 9784 - 1990 (appx 14" x 7") sold

brass Pelletizing Machine No. 1 - Arthur G. McKee & Co Cleveland
 Ohio 1955 - Reserve 64177 Mining Co. (appx 11" x 7 1/4")
available

brass Whistle Signals - Fleet - J.L. Mauthe (appx 16" x 8") sold

brass Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company Milwaukee, Wis.
Licensed by C.A. Parsons & Co. Ltd. No 1148
(appx 8" x 4" not incl. wood base) sold

brass Conversion of "Cite De Levis" by Geo. T. Davie & Sons Ltd. Shipbuilders & Repairers Lauzon Canada 1945 (appx 16" x 9")

tiny salvaged brass plates: Welin Davit & Boat Perth Amboy
N.J. (back stamp C.B. Co. 2938-7) sold
Lifeboat Buoyancy Unit (back stamp C.B. Co.  3469-2B) - sold
Welin David & Boat (back stamp C.B. Co. 3462-A1) - sold
Lifefloat (back stamp C.B. Co. 3501) sold

brass Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. Milwaukee, Wis.
No. # 111889 appx 9 1/2" x 5 3/4"
available


Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation Cincinnati, O., USA

No L26941
appx 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"  available
China / Chinese origins &
Japan / Japanese origins

brass builder's plate: Nippon Kokan K.K. - Tsurumi Shipyard Hull
No 963 Yokohama Japan. 1978 appx 23 1/2" x 16"
available

Jan. 1975 Sanoyasu Dockyard Co, Ltd. Osaka Japan
aluminum builder plate
 (appx 23 1/2" x 15") available


salvaged brass ships hull plate Kurushima Dockyard Co.
Ltd Launching Apr 1976 (Japan) sold


Launching Feb. 1975 Kurushima Dockyard Co, Ltd -
appx 21 1/4" x 11 1/2" (Japan)
available



IHI fiberglass placard - Kure Shipyard, Japan 1992
appx 39" x 22" sold

above the "BEFORE" photo of the IHI plate when we picked it from the yard; covered in dirt and paint, this is what these plates look like before we have them polished (below)
IHI Heavy Industries seal - appx 20" diam (Japan) sold

builder's plate Namura Shipbuilding Co, LTD, Osaka
Japan Aug 1975 appx 20"x12" - available

Hitachi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.. Ltd. Innoshima Shipyard Innoshima Japan - Hull No KAI-143, March 1962 -
brass, appx 19 1/2" x 11 3/4"
available

aluminum Mitsui Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. Tamano Works Japan 1970 - No. 802 (appx 20 3/4" x 12 1/2")

brass Namura Shipyard Company Ltd. Osaka Japan S.No.295
March 1956 (appx 20 1/4" x 12") sold

brass Hitachi Zosen Innoshima Shipyard Hiroshima Japan
S.No. 4229 / Jan. 1970 (appx 19 1/4" x 11")
available

salvaged brass ships hull plate: Daewoo Shipbuilding
* Heavy Machinery Ltd, Okpo Korea sold

(Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp) KSEC 1978 plaque
sold

salvaged brass builder plate: Nippon Kokan K.K.
Shimizu Works, Hull No. 425 Shimizu Japan 1985
appx 23 1/2" x 15 3/4"
1 available

salvaged brass placard:
above: 4 x 7 3/4" No 1 Main Air Reservoir
Hemmi Iron Workds, Ltd Japan 1976 - available
 
England / British origins &
Northern Ireland origins

Brass plate: "Martin Hi-Jet System World Wide Patents Wilson,
Walton International Croydon, England"
appx 9 1/2" x 9 1/4"  available

 
Austin & Pickerscill Limited (England)
Shipbuilders & Engineers sold


Harland & Wolff Shipbuilders & Engineers Queen's Island.
Belfast (Northern Ireland)
appx 20 x 10 3/4" plaque only, not incl wood available

tiny brass Chadburn Synchroster Electric Telegraph
MK IV plate (5" x 4")
available


 
India origins &
Middle East / Mid Eastern origins

salvaged brass builder plate
27" x 7 1/2" Built By M/S Mangala Engg. Works, PVT.Ltd.
Bombay - Yard-No. 81 Year - 1983
 1 available

salvaged brass placard
appx 7 1/2" square
 1 available
 
SHIP LOGOS
salvaged from ships around the globe - all original

Huge 5' diameter salvaged shipping line
(United Arab Shipping Co. S.A.G.) logo

 XL salvaged metal ship logo "TD" (appx 40" diameter)
available

XL metal ship logo - crossed anchors - from
Turkish Ferry Line Sehir Hatlari
appx 51" t x 55" w
available 

metal ship logos scrapped from a Turkish passenger ferry
(2 birds, 1 available; facing left)



metal bird ship logo scrapped from a Turkish passenger ferry
appx dimensions head to tail 59", wing to wing 44"

new, solid brass gorgeous crossed anchors logo - recast
from an Istanbul-based Ferry logo,
"Sehir Hatlari"
 salvaged from the Turkish ship breaking yard
appx 20" x 19"
available
WOODEN NAME BOARDS
salvaged from ships around the globe - all original

Guacamaya Bar salvaged ship's name board
(12" x 92") available


Ship's nameboard "PAC DUCHESS" (2)

 

 
name board "SILO 16" 


salvaged ship's name board: Satoco II Houston, TX
(SATOCO = Sabine Towing Co. appx 24" x 71")

salvaged ship's name board: "Bellman" - 1 of 2
appx dimensions 115" long x 24" tall

ship's name board 2 of 2 "Bellman"
appx dimensions 115" long x 24" tall
available

salvaged ship's name board: "KOTA WIJAYA" -
means "Prosperous City" in Balinese (Singapore flagged
container ship scrapped April 2014)
appx dimensions 108 1/2" wide x 20" tall
1 of 2 available

Kota Wijaya name board
2 of 2 available



salvaged ship's name boards - there was one on each side
of the bridge of this Reefer vessel, the Baltic Stream,
registered in St. Vincent & Grenadines
appx dimensions: 20" x 105" long - 2 available

salvaged ship's name board: "U.S.N.S."
approximate dimensions 48" w x 9" t

salvaged ship's name board: "Godfather"
of Tidewater Marine of New Orleans (read history here)
approximate dimensions 57" w x 10" t
available

enormous salvaged wood ship's name board
Huasteco, IMO 5377953, formerly the Sea Lion I
(still engraved on reverse side), work vessel
built in 1960; appx 17' 4" long x 29 1/2" tall; 172 lbs; wood
2 available



large salvaged wood ship's name board
Acadian Commander, IMO 7932238
US registered tug boat, built 1981 by Halter Marine
appx 13'2" long x 14" tall, 1 available



salvaged wood ship's name board
Sable Island
appx 11" long x 14" tall, 1
available


salvaged wood ship's name board
Ohio, IMO ; metal placard stamped "Ohio 4667 Stbd"
appx 55" long x 16" tall
  Salvaged tiny/small brass door placards
*most are under 12" wide
 

salvaged brass door plaques (appx 3/4" to 1" tall by 5"-9" wide) - Galley - Cert Passage - Cert for 1 Seaman - Cert for Chief Officer - Cert Accom 1 Seaman - Cert Accom 2 Seamen - Cert Accom One Seaman -Cert Access - Cert Locker - Cert For Offr - Cert for Master - Cert Hospital -  Cert Radio Office -
 many of these are available; call or email for specifics...

brass placard "Illegal to Dump" appx 8 3/4" x 3 3/4"

salvaged brass placard:
U.S. Navy Standard Diving Pump Mark III
Manufactured by Morse Diving Equip. Co., Inc.
Boston, Mass. USA (date is blank)
appx 6" x 4 1/4"

salvaged from U.S. vessel: brass
"When siren sounds - vacate at once. 
Carbon Dioxide being released."
salvaged brass placard appx 13" x 2 3/4"

salvaged from U.S. vessel: aluminum
salvaged placard - appx 13" x 7"
"Warning Personnel not to enter tank unless the spectacle line
blind is in a closed position and the tank has been certified "gas-free"
Father's Day gift for the man cave?
1 available

brass placards salvaged from U.S. vessels

salvaged from U.S. vessel: brass
"440v. Galley
Power Panel
Panel No. 1-138-3" - appx 5 1/2" x 2"
1 available

salvaged from U.S. vessel: brass
"No. C. 212614
Persons 70
Recert. 8- - 82
Hampton Roads
U.S.C.V. Insp. HCR" appx 6" x 3 1/4"
1 available

salvaged from U.S. vessel: brass
"Rect. Conn & SW 30 Amp 450 V 3 Ph.
Navy Dept. Bu of Ships
SYM 915
815-1197066 Rev E
Palmer Co., Saucus, Mass." appx 2 3/8" x 1"
1 available

salvaged from U.S. vessel: brass
"Marine Safety Equipment Corp.
Farmingdale, N.J." appx 5 1/4" x 6 1/2"
2 available

above: salvaged brass placard "Alteration Record"
appx 10" x 4" - 1 available


above: salvaged brass placard "Winch Test Data"
appx 10" x 7"
stamped "Lake Shore Inc 12-80" and "7/91"
1 available

above: salvaged brass placard "Novenco Hi-Pres Denmark"
appx 7" x 3 3/4" - 1 available


above: salvaged steel placard:
"Pressure Limit 25 Tons Caution Do not exceed"
appx 9 1/2" x 3" - 1 available
  New production brass door placards  

new production brass door placards: 5-12"
limited availability
First Mate, Galley, Private, No Smoking, Buoys, Gulls, Fire Extinguisher, To the Lifeboats, Powder Room, Guest House

 

Save Water Drink Beer placard: 7" x 2 1/8" available

 
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