Nautical Antiques & Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550

All of our ship salvage comes from "ship breaking" yards around the world and is actually salvaged from working vessels. Once retired, the ships are essentially scrapped and all the tools, parts and various components are stored in these yards until we buy them.

Some items we have refurbished, some we keep as-is. This inventory is always changing as we try to find new pieces each time we comb the breaking yards during our travels.

We typically receive shipments of salvage ONCE every 7 months or so; please call or e-mail for availability!
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold *Check the HOMEPAGE for the most recent links of new shipments.

*Hint: use the "control F" buttons to search this page for keywords such as hatch cover, foxlights or charts*
left: Vintage Chinese dive helmet.
middle: early American dive helmet
right: vintage reproduction (1980) Mark V dive helmet
**Authentic dive helmets are increasingly hard to find (all the above have been sold) but we do bring in one or so per year; they sell very quickly!
dive boots weighted 

left: Russian brass-weighted diving boots. *American (possibly Mark V) dive suit with weight belt. (sold)
salvaged weighted dive belt (sold)

vintage dive masks (sold)

Salvaged hand-operated shallow hard hat diver manual air pumps.  These pieces feature two reciprocating cylinders and a rocker arm which, when pumped, forced air up through a non-return valve and into the diver's helmet.
(2 available)
  Grates & Hatch Covers:
Used as flooring, covering a hatch or placements requiring frequent drainage on board ships, grates are typically made from hardwoods but softwoods were/are also used depending on the budget of the ship and placement of the particular piece.
These make "great" coffee tables, hanging pot racks, headboards, or simply stand-alone art.
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!
Hatch covers are typically solid slabs of wood with metal bands around each end and strips across a shallow indentation where cargo hooks could pick them up.  They covered the holds on a ship and were manually set and removed before hydraulic and mechanical metal hatches came about.

Salvaged ship grate

Ship grates - various wood types, finishes and sizes

Some of the largest ship grates we have received reach measurements of 4'8" x 5'2" and 8'2" x 3'2" (great dining room table tops)
 salvaged ship's grates 
salvaged grates

salvaged ship grate

ship's grates

ship grates

ship grate

we occasionally receive pieces that are perfect for shelving or a long, narrow sofa table

XL grate 64" x 65" - sold

Salvaged hatch covers Style "A" (appx 8 1/2' long x 13 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" thick)
sold out - check the homepage for the next India/Turkey salvage shipment

extra large salvaged hatch covers Style "B" (app 9'7" long x 12" wide x 2 1/2" thick)
sold out - check the homepage for the next India/Turkey salvage shipment

Salvaged hatch covers Style "C" (appx 82" long x10" wide x 3 1/2" thick)
sold out - check the homepage for the next India/Turkey salvage shipment

small salvaged hatch covers
55 1/2" x17" sold out

small hatch covers - appx 41" x 17"  - sold out
  Lifesaving devices: liferings, lifeboat oars and lifeboats:
All salvaged liferings come to us in standard marine safety orange color, most have the ship name and city of registration printed; sizes are approximately 29-31" outside diameter

Salvaged Lifeboat Oars are between 10' and 15' in length.  They made great curtain rods and handrails and are available with the original paint or stripped.
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!
Lifering as home decor, featured in Country Living Magazine.

Salvaged liferings

salvaged liferings / life preservers

Liferings or life preservers - all salvaged off ships from all over the world

salvaged liferings

salvaged liferings


liferings and lifevests / jackets

Lifering off the "Pacific" (chipping paint reveals part of the former name "Pacific Princess, London"

5 salvaged Rescue Rafts (one pictured is from the "Red Eagle, Galveston Texas", sold out

Salvaged 6-person lifeboat / rescue boat 15' long "Amina"

uscg raft - sold

rare square buoy preserver - put a piece of glass on this for a great coffee table - sold

salvaged liferings from the M.T. Mermaid I and the M/T Sofia

 Salvaged Lifeboat Oars are available in two styles: (1) stripped and polished as shown in this photo or (2) with original marine safety orange paint; some of the painted oars retain the lifeboat name on the sweep. These range in length from about 10' to 15'

Salvaged lifeboat oars - this batch has been stripped of the paint; they range between 12' and 15' in length; we received a few "small" pieces as well around 9'8"

We stenciled "Queen" on the blades of these stripped salvaged oars.  These also have a leather sleeve between the shaft and handle.  Personalize your own set or enjoy the beauty of the natural wood.

*Some of the oars bear the name of the ship from which they were salvaged: "Hanjin Shanghai - Panama"
4 left in stock

salvaged lifeboat oars - Turkish shipment from the vessel "Maximos"

salvaged lifeboat oars - original paint

salvaged lifeboat oars - original paint and ship name: MT Deniz Ay (Turkish ore-bulk-oil carrier), Tanzanite (Belgian cargo carrier) and Sea Energy ("Special Purpose" vessel registered in Denmark)

salvaged lifeboat oars from the N/T Itaituba, Rio De Janeiro

salvaged retrieval poles from "Hanjin Washington, Panama"
and a couple early wooden paddles - appx 8' long

One of our favorite shipbreaking yard finds - a first!  Canvas and rope Lifeboat Anchor - 7' long overall, canvas portion 40"
Lifeboat oars and lifejacket storage bin

salvaged lifejacket bin

Lifeboat jacket storage bench
  Block pulleys:
Most have been reconditioned, stripped and polished.  These come to us in a variety of sizes, some with hooks, eyes, beckets, etc and some without.  Single wheeled, double wheeled and occasionally a triple wheel here and there...
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

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Brass ringed block pulleys - put them to use as pulleys, bookends or art.

pair of salvaged, brass-ringed block pulleys - a good set for bookends

block and tackle, brass ringed pulleys (Fall 2011: Compare to Restoration Hardware's Objets D'Art!)

Various sizes of block pulleys (12" - 18" length on average)

 reconditioned salvaged block pulleys - appx 14" tall
parts of a block pulley from the top "hook" down to the wooden "cheek", the "face" includes the 3 wood facias on each side of the brass "sheaves" (wheels) and on the bottom might be a metal "becket"; these do not have beckets

a nice small block pulley

Salvaged brass wheeled block pulleys: single blocks and double blocks

block pulleys

XXL salvaged block pulleys with wood wheels/sheaves
left appx: 25" x 14" x 11" *not incl rope
right appx: 28" x 13" x 17" *not incl rope

XL salvaged block pulleys with wood wheels - sold

XXL block pulleys with wood sheaves:
left: 3 sheaved 23" x 10" x 12" *not incl rope
right: 4 sheaved 21" x 15" x 10" *not incl rope (sold)
  Reclaimed / Salvaged boat furniture:
We get actual small boats and the occasional dinghy as well as salvaged dugouts and outriggers that have been converted to furniture.
The salvaged rudders make gorgeous statement pieces.
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

Boat benches made from actual salvaged Polynesian boats and outriggers - check the homepage for upcoming shipments of reclaimed boat furniture

Sun boats, Thai produce boats & dugouts



Polynesian Boat Shelves (these too were once functioning boats!) 81" tall
*these are the only two left in stock (10/14)!

salvaged polynesian boats and outriggers converted to bookshelves

salvaged polynesian boat shelf
check the homepage for the most recent Indonesian shipment (4/2015)

Boat bench furniture
sold - check the homepage for the next Indonesian shipment

Boat bench furniture
sold out - check the homepage for the most recent Indonesian shipment (4/2015)

tiny pirot boat, harpoons, lobster buoys

Klepper Master Sailboat (no skin) - with mast.  Beautiful German made vessel! appx 11 1/2' long + additional 2 1/2' rudder, appx 51" widest

11 1/2' Polynesian dugout canoe - available

salvaged rudders - sold

salvaged wood rudder (great wall art) - appx 4' wide x 2' tall as set up pictured here, rudder blade appx 3' long by itself

salvaged ship rudders - 2 large white pieces

salvaged boat rudder - orange and white

Salvaged boat rudders - these have sold but we received more in the recent Indonesian shipment (check the home page)
Anemometers, Barometers, Chronometers, Clinometers, Clocks, Gauges/gages, Octants, Pelorus, Sextants, Stadimeters, ship telephones - all salvaged from ships. 

We get a few of each of these in each shipment, once every 7-9 months. *Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!


Clinometer and Barometer

Freiberger Celestial navigation globe (sold)

Pelorus (sold)

US Navy Mark III Pelorus

detail: (pictured left) US Navy Mark III Pelorus - we don't come across these very often.  They provided a relative bearing and were used with a compass until gyro-repeaters were available. The USN piece is made by Kelvin & Wildfrid O. White Co of Boston, serial #1947" and has a wire that would have been used to illuminate the face.  Box is appx 12" x 12".

"Fields Reversible Dial - patent July 11, 1899 - San Francisco, Cal." instrument
box 10" x 10", overall height 17"


Russian celestial globe instrument in case

Great Lakes Steam gauges (sold)

Medium sized gauge: "Trimmer - Frank Morrison & Sons - Cleveland, Ohio. U.S.A." (sold)

Small gauge "Great Lakes Engineering Works" (sold)

U.S. Gauge Co. NY "Retard" - sold

General Fire Extinguisher Co. Providence Plant.  Providence R.I. Water.  American S.G. & V. Mfg Boston USA 4 1/2 IN American Bourdon Gauge.

Anemometers measure and indicate wind speed and direction.  Unique pieces that we've only found a few of...

aluminum anemometer instrument gauge, appx 9 3/4" face diameter

ship's anemometer (wind speed & direction indicator)

Brass sextant: 1913.  A gorgeous piece! (pic 1 of 2) (sold)

1913 sextant paperwork; (pic 2 of 2) sold.

C. Plath sextant 1943 (pic 1 of 2)

C. Plath sextant 1943 (pic 2 of 2)

C. Plath sextant.  (sold)

Sextant - March 23, 1970

salvaged aluminum ship's radio direction finder (RDF) antenna appx 37" t x 24" w

RDF antenna (radio direction finder) salvaged; brass and aluminum appx 61" tall - sold

Salvaged ship telephones!  These are really cool and we've only been able to find these in the Turkish breaking yards  ("small" phone pictured here - sold, check the homepage for recent Turkish shipments of salvage for more)

"large" phone pictured here - sold, check the homepage for recent Turkish shipments of salvage for more)

Barometer 7 3/6" total diameter (back case) - sold

Aneroid Barometer - back diameter 7 1/4" diameter (sold)

Tamaya barometer 5 1/2" diameter face (sold)

barometer 8 3/4" diameter (back case) - sold

Barometer 8" diameter (back case)

salvaged from the MV Santa Suria, built 1977 and scrapped 2010 - made in the GDR (East Germany) - sold

French made barometer - sold


Jules Richard barometer (sold)


Clinometer - Polish make (sold)

Clinometer, Polish make (appx 5 3/4" face diameter)


Clinometer 9 1/4" diameter (back case)

Clinometer 8" diameter face

brass clinometer on wood backer -sold

salvaged wood inclinometer by Eiwa

clinometers #1 by Eiwa Seiko Co, Ltd Osaka and #2 made in Germany

clinometer #3 by Lilley & Gillie

 clinometer by Veb Schiffselektronik Typ 7.62.02

XL aluminum inclinometer by Kelvin Hughes

8 day ship's clock by Sestrel (sold)

8 day Russian ship clock *replacement face, key included (sold)

salvaged Art Deco clocks from ship's dining hall - by Seiko, Japan

Salvaged Russian 8-day ship clocks with key: clock faces appx 7 3/4" diameter

Salvaged Russian 8-day ship clocks

Salvaged Russian 8-day ship clocks

Seth Thomas bells clock (bells do not work) - sold

Schatz bells clock (bells do work)

Hamilton Ship's Chronometer - sold

Peters-Eichler Heating Co, St. Louis MO (founded 1894) bells clock *clock functions, bells do not (face 11 3/4" diameter)

ship log by Nunotani Nautical Instrument Co. Ltd

ship log Nautical Miles gage Receiver - Aikoku Seiki
appx face diameter 6", overall diameter 7 1/2"

salvaged Nautical Miles gage - "The Improved Chernikeeff Log Manufacturers - London"

Cherub Ship's Log and various engine room oilers

Cherub Ship's Log

early Engine Room Signalling Bell system (sold)

salvaged brass mirrored viewing port by Sestrel - 48" tall

salvaged brass mirrored viewing port by Sestrel Type No 90327 - 54" tall - SOLD

salvaged Italian brass hydraulic lever (Fermo = "stop", Marcia = "running", and Avviam = "start")

salvaged ship's wheel on gears

water depth measuring device (to 8')

Salvaged from the U.S.S. Radford - U.S. Navy Rudder Angle Indicator by Bendix of New York, USA,  brass head, aluminum body, appx 44" tall, dated 1942
  Rope and metal bumpers / fenders & line:
lots of new production versions of these salvaged pieces are popping up in fashionable home designs all along the coast.  These make great outdoor ottomans or door stops!
We also carry salvaged metal fenders - good tiki bar, boat house or pool house decor...
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

Salvaged rope bumpers/fenders make great door stops or ottomans; 12" to 20" tall and larger

Rope bumpers/fenders various sizes (14-16" diameter)

salvaged bumper - makes a great ottoman or doorstop

Rope bumpers, iron fenders

hand woven willow day markers

hand woven willow day markers

salvaged rope fenders or bumpers
Diamond shaped metal fenders are salvaged and are great yard art. (*sizes range: "small" appx 24" tall, "medium" appx 31" tall, "large" appx 35" tall)

diamond shaped iron fenders - sizes measure appx 24"x11" and 24"x15"

Salvaged Iron diamond-shaped fenders
salvaged wood buoy red & white (sold)
metal diamond shaped fenders
salvaged wood buoy (sold) 

from Turkish salvage oblong rope fenders and diamond shaped iron fenders

metal diamond shaped fenders "Uranus 1" (sold)
Salvaged rope / line: 1" gage
salvaged rope / line 2" gage (sold out)
Salvaged rope / line 2 1/2" gage (sold out)

450' of 3" mooring line / rope - poly, braided - sold out

salvaged ship line/rope - 1" gage (sold)

really nice braided 2" gage mooring rope / line; we cut the length you need
*appx 20' left in stock
  Ship doors
All of our doors are salvaged from ships - passenger, ferry, yacht, merchant marine, etc.  They have a round or square window and typically come with the frame and hardware, but not always.  These sell quickly and we only receive between 10 to 15 in each shipment.
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

RARE Double mahogany ship doors with brass portholes salvged from a UK passenger ship... we also carry single ship doors with brass or aluminum windows... These double sets were salvaged off the vessel "Royal Empress" which was sent to scrapped November 2009

salvaged ship doors

salvaged ship's door

Salvaged ship's doors
Salvaged ship doors
salvaged ship doors - occasionally we get some that match for a nice French door set

Salvaged ship doors

salvaged ship door

salvaged ship door with aluminum deadlight window

before and after of how one of the doors looks when we find it in a breaking yard and then when we receive it after refinishing

salvaged ship door with round aluminum deadlight window

salvaged ship door with square brass deadlight window

salvaged ship door with square brass deadlight window

salvaged ship door with round brass deadlight window

salvaged passenger double ship doors from the MV Bilkar I, a general cargo ship from Romania/Balkans (appx dimensions 59 1/2" x 80" - sold)

door from the Greek passenger ship SAMOTHRAKI - 27 1/2" w x 65" t -sold *see homepage for recent shipments of new arrivals of doors

salvaged door which we refinished and converted to a dining room table (appx 32 1/2" x 67"); salvaged from the Agean IV; Piraeus, Greece (oil/chemical tanker) - sold

salvaged ship door with round brass portlight / deadlight window

salvaged ship door with round brass portlight window

salvaged fiberglass hatch doors (appx 26" x 49")
Some are salvaged, some are new production, cast from a mold of an old anchor we can no longer source. 
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

salvaged fluked anchors (appx 2 1/2' in length)
sold out

recast (new production) 2 1/2' (feet) fluked anchors; recreated from a mold of the salvaged pieces - sold out

salvaged anchors - fluked: 4'-5' tall
in stock (right photo shows one 56" and one 48" tall)

mid 1800s anchor recovered from the Gulf of Mexico

small grappling anchor (sold)

Salvaged fluked anchor with cross beam - appx 51" x 32" (1800s or earlier)  - sold
5' anchor chain w/shackle - sold

salvaged fluked anchor with cross bar (cross bar is bent) appx 49" tall x 33" wide - sold
fluked anchor, no crossbar (attached piece is an old galvanizes buoy light which was welded onto the shackle, 4 holes in right fluke where it had been chained down): shaft length 75", shackle 14", width 58", fluke measurements appx 12 3/4" side x 18" long, lgst shaft diam 5 1/2"

fluked anchor with crossbar: shaft length 85", shackle 10", ring 12", crossbar 97", fluke measurements 16" wide x 21" long, lgst shaft diam 5 1/4"

36" salvaged anchor - available
  Steamer Trunks:
all of these trunks are salvaged and most are from the time during the British Raj when Great Britain occupied India (1850s - 1940s) - they stored passengers' personal valuables during ocean transit
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

Salvaged steamer trunk - sold

Salvged steamer trunk

steamer trunk (sold)

small trunk - sold

Large Green Steamer Trunk - SOLD

small brown steamer trunk (appx: 31"Wx20"Dx24"H)- SOLD

small blue #4 steamer trunk (appx: 32"Wx21"Dx28"H)

Large Blue: appx 46"Wx27"Dx34"H) SOLD

salvaged Russian shipping crates (only 2 - SOLD)
Large Green: appx 45"Wx25"Dx32"H - SOLD
  Hull Plates / Builder Plates:
All the brass and aluminum builder's (hull) plates are salvaged.  They are salvaged from ships or from the actual dock or shipyard.  Many have the date and hull number of a particular ship, some feature graphics, logos or special unique images.

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

brass builder's plate - Szczecin Shipyard Poland 1976

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")

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

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

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

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

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

VEB Mathias - Thesen - Werft Wismar/DDR Baujahm 1966 (DDR = East Germany) (appx 27 3/4" x 17")
Compagnie De Constuction Mecanique Procedes Sulzer Paris (France) plate (appx 31 3/4" x 4") - SOLD

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

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

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


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

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

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

3. Maj-Sulzer - Rijeka Yugoslavia plate (appx 42" x 11")

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

M/V Crimson Tide Built by Halter Marine Inc.  Moss Point, MISS USA 1982 - Hull No. 1023 plate (appx 14" x 10 1/4")
M/V Lillian Pelham built by Halter Marine Inc.  Moss Point, MISS USA 1979 - Hull No 863 (appx 14" x 10 1/4")

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")

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

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")

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


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

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


Top:  Greek Fire Station plaque (appx 10 3/4" x 4 3/4")
bottom: KSEC 1978 plaque (SOLD)

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

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

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

For all lighting styles, see our "ship lights" section.
Salvaged from merchant marine and cruise ships, lighting on board varied in size, material (galvanized steel, brass, copper, aluminum), and type (electric running lights, oil burning lanterns, electric cargo cargo)

Large sized copper and brass salvaged fox lights / cargo lights.

various salvaged galvanized ship lanterns w/ Fresnel lenses

salvaged brass regular passageway lights (range between 7 1/4" and 8 1/2" tall) and salvaged brass 90 degree curved passageway lights (appx 11" tall)

large salvaged brass single stacked wall mount running lights by Tranberg

brass 90 degree passageway lights *copper shade is newly added
Curved 90 degree light featured in Country Living Magazine.

newly cast brass Belfast post light (appx 12" tall, base 6 5/8" diameter); once we could no longer find salvaged pieces for these popular base-mount lights, we used an old one to make a casting mold for new ones
 Salvaged art and remnants from cruise ships, Original deck plans and blueprints

salvaged "Shore Excursion Office" SOLD
salvaged exit plackard (Swedish) appx 8"x9" SOLD  
vintage Dominion Line blueprint (appx 28"x21") framed

vintage Navy International Maritime Signal Flags chart (appx 27"x19") framed (sold)  

salvaged ship protection/safety advertisement

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

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

metal ship logos scrapped from a Turkish passenger ferry (2 birds, available for purchase together or individually)
appx dimensions head to tail 59", wing to wing 44"

metal ship logos scrapped from a Turkish passenger ferry (2 birds, available for purchase together or individually)

XL metal ship logo - crossed anchors - from Turkish Ferry Line Sehir Hatlari (appx 51" t x 55" w) 
original ship blueprints from "City of Erie"; mounted and framed - *each plan is a different deck of the same ship and is unique
Each one is approximately 84" wide (up to 88" wide) and 31" tall (up to 34" tall) - sold
"City of Erie" deck plan - Main Deck - sold

left: City of Erie Gallery Deck plan - sold  -- right: "Str City of Erie Orlop Deck Plan" (sold out)
 You can find more of these under our "bells" section, but our salvaged foghorns, sirens and manual whistles come in a range of types: crank, pump and pneumatic.
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

Pump style manual foghorn

salvaged box foghorn - Japanese origin by the Tokyo Siren Co Ltd.  (appx 19" x 10 1/2" x 12 1/2")

Norwegian Pattern rotary manual foghorn / manual whistle
Crockery featured in Country Living Magazine... Ship Crockery
Salvaged oceangoing vessel dinnerware (cups, plates, saucers) bearing each line’s unique House Flag emblem

**We hand pick crockery during our annual buying trips, so these batches only come in every other shipment (18 months apart). 

*Some items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

Sig. Bergesen d.y ASA
-Norwegian Ship Management company founded in 1935
-Tanker vessels, dry bulk cargo shipping, gas
-likely salvaged from the vessel Varanger (built 1974), sold & renamed (s/r) Faith 1984, s/r Faith I 1987, s/r Alice G 1991, s/r Seafriend 1991, s/r Akti A 1997, s/r Norna 2001, scrapped 2006

salvaged ship crockery / ship plates

Odfjell shipping
-Norwegian shipping company founded in 1916
-Parcel Tankers, Tank terminal operators
-trademark orange vessels
-likely salvaged from vessel Taranger (built 1969), renamed Star Taranger 1972, sold & renamed (s/r) Star Najd 1978, s/r Star Orpheus 1980, s/r Star Luzon 1981, renamed San Juan Victory 1985, s/r Med Carrara 1990, scrapped 1994.

blue odfjell

Westfal-Larsen shipping
Norwegian shipping company founded in 1905
- entered into cooperation with Odfjell shipping in 1964
-de-merger changed ownership to Masterbulk (Singapore)
-likely salvaged from vessel Porsanger (built 1976), sold & renamed (s/r) Bow Saturn 1990, s/r NCC Jouf 1990, sold & retained name 2000, scrapped as Atria 2006. sold out

-Norwegian parent company of Odjfell Tankers
-flag spec: swallow-tailed white with 3 entwined blue circles
-likely salvaged from vessel Nordanger (built 1976), sold & renamed (s/r)
Bow Selene
1990, renamed NCC Madinah 1990, sold retained name 2000,
scrapped as Diana 2006.

d'Amico International Shipping: Italian Maritime Transport company founded in 1952

National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia: founded in 1979, headquartered in the capiral city of Riyadh

Maersk-Sealand Line, Danish company founded in 1928 and considered the largest container shipping company in the world

 PAN Ocean Shipping Co Ltd (POSC) founded in Seoul in 1966, originally called PAN Ocean Bulk Carriers Ltd before merger

Evergreen Line XL bowls - Evergreen Line operates the 4th largest container fleet in the world (1/4 hq in the United Kingdom)

Hamburg Sud Line platter and egg cup - formed in 1871, Hamburg Sud is one of the world's largest container shipping lines, headquartered in Germany.

Olympic Cruises creamers (company founded in 1995 and collapsed in 2004 when most of the fleet was scrapped) and various salvaged shipping line ashtrays: MavrikosImports, Piraeus Greece

PolFerries Line sugar bowls (Ferry lines between Poland, Sweden and Denmark)

left: Tomazos Shipping Line, Ltd (Athens, Greece dinner plates, salad plates and 1 cup/saucer set
right: Cie. Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. (Tunisia) dinner & salad plates

left: dinner plates from the Deiulemar Compagnia di navigazione S.pA (Torre Del Greco, Italy)
right: nice shallow bowls from Hansa Mare Reederi GmbH & Co. KG Line (Germany)

Unicorn Shipping Line (South Africa) established in the 1860's

left: STX (South Korea) Line - went bankrupt in June 2013
right: Westfal-Larsen Shipping (Norway) - sold out

Sudan Line pitcher: logo features the Ibis bird, worshipped by Nubian sailors along the Niles valley.  SL operates in Africa and the Middle East since 1962

PMH Polish Line

R SSM Line

*still haven't identified this one...

Stolt-Neilsen Inc, Norwegian-Bermudean shipping and seafood company headquartered formally in Bermuda

Torkel Alendal, Karmsund: Norwegian shipping company founded in 1979, headquartered in Haugesund

Anek Lines: Greek Shipping Company founded in 1967 by shareholders from Crete, specializing in passenger ferries mainly on the Piraeus-Crete and Adriatic Sea Lines (dinner plates and large serving platters)

 Norna Shipping Corp, SAE: Egyptian company (XL and large serving platters)

Norna Shipping Corp (Egypt)

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation: Taiwan company founded in 1972 with historical links to the China Merchants Steam Navigation Company which dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1872-1995)
Colonial Steamships Line (Mautitian) - sold out
Ostasiatiske Kompagni Line (Danish)
  F.Laeisz Line (Germany)
Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft GmbH & Co, K.G., Buxtehude NSB Shipping Line" - (Germany)
Finmare Line (Italy) - Finmare blue and Finmare green
Nederlandsche Lloyd (Dutch) 
Max Claussen Line (Germany)
unidentified line...
SeaFrance (France)

MSC coffee cups and dinner plates (Mediterranean Shipping Co, Geneva Switzerland)

United Arab Shipping Company (UAE)
Oscar-Yankee-Romeo glass mugs
SCI (Shipping Corporation of India) Line - India 
Kristian Gerhard Aebsen Skipsrederi Line (Norway)

Wilhelmsen Lines (Norway)
Master/2nd Officer mugs

Sun Lines, Chandris Lines (aka "Celebrity Cruises") Greek shipping company founded in 1988 with the signature "X" representing the Greek letter "chi" for the founding family's name...  NSB Shipping Company: Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft GmbH & Co, K.G., Buxtehude German company founded in 1982... Westwind Africa Line Ltd: Greek shipping company headquartered in Piraeus
Crockery not pictured:
Aksay Shipping (Turkish Managment and ship operating company founded in 1973)
Finmare (Italian passenger shipping company est. in the 1970's)
PT Djakarta Lloyd (Jakarta, Indonesia shipping company)
Wan Hai Lines
United Arab Shipping Co
PMH Shipping
RSSM Shipping
ESL Shipping
Costamare Shipping
Helge Myhre
Neptune Ltd (Russian surveying and ship chandler services)
Helge Myhre
- Norwegian Shipping Management company
- likely salvaged from the vessel originally named the Lord Kelvin in 1978…  renamed Helios 1987, renamed Herdis 1991, sold & renamed Jag Vayu 1997, scrapped 2009.

The LARGEST plates we've found!  These salvaged ship platters are 15 3/4" diameter and the bowls are 11" across, 3 3/4" deep.  It's so rare to find pieces this large and in great condition! (sold) 
 We salvage cabin bunk ladders (typically around 5-6' tall), wood and rope pilot / jacob's ladders (we can cut the length you need for a treehouse or unique set of shelves) and actual stair cases from working vessels.

WWII era U.S. Navy engine order telegraph (EOT), bunk ladder, key box, glass fishing net floats, framed Galveston map, framed fan coral art

Open-back Ship stairs (also available in close-back) and aluminum (sometimes brass) treads

A coil of Jacob's (aka Pilot's) ladder is shown on the left, and unrolled on the right; sold "per rung" (appx 1' between each rung)


  Navigational Charts (ret.):
The retired navigational charts that we carry also come from shipbreaking yards and were salvaged from working vessels.
Most charts measure around 2 1/2' x 3' (feet). We do not catalog each one online, but here are a few examples of what some of our charts look like...
(charts pictured have been sold - call for availability)

When emailing inquiries about specific locations, please include the closest LARGE port or city so we can easily reference the area.
Occasionally we'll come across charts that have handwritten routing plans - we've even had a few with warnings about pirates (those are ususally off the western coasts of Africa) and one that even reminded in bright orange marker of migratory and calving patterns of Right Whales along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S.!

Retired navigational charts from around the world

retired navigational chart

Georgia retired navigational chart: Tybee Island to Doboy Sound - sold

North Carolina to Florida coastline showing migratory and calving patterns
of Right Whales - sold

Connecticut: New Haven Harbor retired navigational chart - sold

South Carolina / Georgia retired navigational chart: St Helena Sound to Savannah River - sold

Maryland / Virginia retired navigational chart: Chesapeake Bay southern region - sold
  Name Boards:
Salvaged from ships, bearing the ship's name!
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!

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

Ship's nameboard "PAC DUCHESS" (2 pieces total)

name board "SILO 16" (SOLD)

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

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

ship's name board 2 of 2 "Bellman"
(1 left in stock!)

salvaged ship's name board: "KOTA WIJAYA" - measns "Prosperous City" in Balinese (Singapore flagged container ship scrapped April 2014) - appx dimensions 108 1/2" wide x 20" tall
All salvaged from merchant marine vessels, these range in size and condition...  These do NOT typically come to us with keys. Great display for lure collections or keeping all the family's keys in one place!
"SMALL" keyboxes appx 17 x 14 x 4"
"MEDIUM" keyboxes appx 18 x 24 x 5"

"LARGE" keyboxes appx 30 x 19 x 5"
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!
Keybox featured in Country Living magazine

Keyboxes; the two pictured here are 13 3/4" x 17 3/4" (front) and 17 3/4" x 23 1/4" (rear)

This may be the largest keybox we've received. It measures
39 1/2" tall x 35 1/2" wide. (sold)

Keyboxes (far right: 19 1/2" x 31 1/2") various

large double cabinet keybox

Keyboxes - small, medium and large
*ironically, they do not come with keys

double cabinet keybox - appx dimensions 19 1/2" x 28 1/2" x 4 3/4" deep
(this one sold)

inside of the salvaged keybox pictured to the left



ship breaking yard finds:
all salvaged items we hand pick at the breaking yards that don't have a category of their own... 
*Most items pictured on this general page have been sold - check the homepage of our site for the most recent shipments and click on the date to see what came in!
Apothecary cabinet salvaged from MV President Adams  - sold
Fire Hose cabinet salvaged from MV President Adams (SOLD)
salvaged ship's "Crew Whereabouts" board (2 - SOLD) 

salvaged "Helicopter Gear" storage bin (SOLD) 
salvaged ship's "Fire Hydrant" hose boxes (2 available; no backs to these pieces)
wall-hung storage from M/V President Adams 

salvaged metal lifeboat first aid cargo box

salvaged ship's Fire Hose Box - sold
salvaged ship's sounding boards - sold
large "Tank sounding board" 48 1/2" x 55 1/2" (sold)
Large deck board 79" x 35 1/2" 
"Quadro de Calado" 31 1/2" x 16" (sold)
medium "Tank Sounding Board" 56" x 39" (sold)
small "Tank Sounding Board" 37" x 38 1/2" (sold) 
"Nippon Star" Sounding Board 47" x 36"

salvaged direction heading indicator - sold

 tiny crew writing desks (sold)

 10 salvaged wood/leather chairs from the "Habib", Cyrpus registered passenger ro/ro ship (3 left!)

salvaged ship recycling bins

salvaged wood ship's manual heading indicator
Crab/lobster traps, bullhorns and deckhand megaphones, cowlings / air vent scoops, fishing nets, architectural salvage, portholes, ship safe, propellers, gears and decorative wood lobster buoys

Lobster cars and crab traps
brass and metal deckhand bugles 14-24"
Bullhorns - these colorful horns came off ships and they really work! Recent color touchups...

salvaged deckhand megaphones

salvaged brass propellers: 7" diameter, 8" diameter (sold) and 9" diameter (sold)

Double "binary" glass fishing net floats, ship grate chandelier, wired 90 degree passageway lights, wired 4-bar lights with port/starboard colors, bunk ladder

old shrimp nets - cut to 5x10' and 10x10' sections for decorating (they still smell like the ocean)

salvaged cowling - 1 available (appx 68 1/2" tall)

Air vents (aka "air scoop" or "cowling") (right piece available - appx 72")

salvaged (not reproduction) harbor telescope 64" tall - scope is 14 1/2" compressed and 28" extended
(*not fully extended, we can see 1 1/2 miles away using this scope)

Shrimp nets - fresh from the Gulf! Various sizes and colors and all cut from actual fishing nets!

  a SEA of salvaged country, signal and pennant flags - email or call for availability!

salvaged ship's safe (appx 400 lbs) - Yes, the key is included!

salvaged fibercarbon gears 10-12" diameters.

Various sized salvaged iron gears - 3" to 9" diameters

XL rectangular fixed brass porthole windows

Norwegian Pattern foghorn, XL brass port light
window with functional porthole

XL wheelhouse brass portlight - made into a dining room table with salvaged marine lumber - sold

ship's "day markers"; styles vary from woven wicker round to cylindrical and round roped 
new cast solid brass cleats:
available sizes 4" length, 8" length, 10" length and 14" length
newly made wood FIDS 13 1/2" long and 18" long

salvaged Line cannon (all iron; painted - inscribed with "Heat Transfer Products Incorporated - 90 West Street, NYC)

portholes, sextants, antique doors hand-picked in India (sold) 
Architectural salvage pieces - wood and metal swing (SOLD) 

arched windows (sold),
barred bifold windows (sold)

architectural salvage wood urn bases; grab a cushion and it makes a great ottoman! (sold out)
 shuttered and barred tall window piece (appx 30 1/2" x 63 tall, 88" tall including extensions) SOLD 

Lobster buoys as home decor, featured in Country Living Magazine.

Assorted decorative wooden lobster buoys (call or email for availability). appx 14" tall x 3" base

handmade in Maine lobster buoys
stamped with license number:
"small" pictured above left: appx 13" overall length
"large" pictured above right: appx 20" overall length

Maine lobster buoys - call or email for pricing, color options and availability (LARGE pictured here)

salvaged control panel from a vintage Chris Craft