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

We hand-select our ship salvage from "ship breaking" yards around the world; items are actually salvaged from working vessels. Once retired, the ships are 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 every 9-11 months;
please call or e-mail for pricing and availability!
*Items pictured under each category will read "available" under the photo if available; otherwise, that item has been sold.

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

*Hint: use the "control F" buttons to search this page for keywords such as hatch cover, foxlights or charts*


salvaged fluked kedge (aka "Yachtsman") anchors
Anchors, chain,
propellers & capstans


painted kedge yachtsman anchor

a great double sheaved pair of pulleys
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 sheaved (wheels) and occasionally a triple or more here and there...

...and deadeyes.

double sheaved block pulleys

Sig. Bergesen crockery
Ship Crockery (CLICK HERE):
Salvaged oceangoing vessel dinnerware (cups, plates, saucers, bowls) 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 (14-18 months apart). 


early salvaged Chinese dive helmet
Dive gear and equipment (CLICK HERE):
dive hats, air pumps, weight belts, weighted dive boots, dive suits, etc...
dive boots weighted
Russian mfgr weighted dive boots
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 8 and 10 in each shipment.

salvaged Alfa signal flag
a SEA of salvaged maritime country, signal and pennant flags

salvaged Zulu signal flag

manual pump foghorn
 manual pump foghorns (aka "manual whistles), pneumatic horns, and sirens

Norwegian pattern rotary manual foghorn
Grates & Hatch Covers

Used as flooring,  grates are made from hard or soft wood depending on the budget of the ship.

Hatch covers are typically long, heavy, solid slabs of wood with two carved out hand holds.

solid brass cast cleats 10" long
Hardware, Cleats & Cannons

Barrels, belaying pins, bits, bollards, cleats, electrical switches/receptacles, fids, oar lock hooks, speaking tubes), cannons (and other weaponry)

salvaged iron line cannon, NYC mfgr

Szczecin Shipyard Poland 1976 builder's plate
Hull Plates / Builder Plates, Ship logos, Name Boards

All our brass and aluminum builder's  plates / hull plates are salvaged from ships, the actual dock or shipyard.  Many have the date and hull number of a particular ship, some feature graphics, logos or special unique images.

Logos and Name boards are salvaged from ships, bearing the vessel name and/or flag (emblem/logo)

Sabine Towing Company, Houston TX salvaged
name board

Polish inclinometer

Instruments Clinometers / Inclinometers & Rudder Angle Indicators
used to measure the list of a ship in still water and the roll in rough water

aluminum inclinometer by Kelvin Hughes

Great Lakes Steam gauges
Instruments: Gauges
Great Lakes manufactured pieces, other American made steam and pressure gauges...

Small gauge "Great Lakes Engineering Works"

1943 C. Plath sextant
Instruments: Navigational Instruments
Anemometers, Barometers, Chronometers, Clocks, Manual Heading Indicators, Octants, optical tools (binoculars, telescopes), RPM gauges, Sextants, Stadimeters, sound powered ship telephones, ship logs / taffrail logs - all salvaged from ships. 

French manufactured barometer

salvaged manual heading indicator

salvaged ship's keyboxes

All salvaged from merchant marine vessels, these range in size and condition...  Great display for lure collections or keeping all the family's keys in one place!

salvaged double panel keybox

salvaged ship handrails

 cabin bunk ladders, pilot / Jacob's ladders, and full stair cases from ships

ship staircase

lifering from the "Alex King" of Panama
Lifesaving Devices:

all salvaged liferings, lifeboat oars and lifeboats

salvaged wooden lifeboat oars

salvaged galvanized ship lanterns w/ Fresnel lenses
Ship Lights

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, etc.)

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

salvaged brass regular passageway lights & 90 degree curved passageway lights*
*featured in Country Living Magazine.

Tybee Island, GA chart
Navigational Charts

The retired navigational charts that we carry also come from shipbreaking yards and were salvaged from working vessels.

retired nav charts from around the globe

Polynesian boat converted to a bench
Boats, reclaimed / Salvaged boatwood Furniture & rudders (CLICK HERE):
We get actual small boats and the occasional dinghy as well as salvaged dugouts and outriggers that have been converted to furniture.  Also find boat models in this section. 
Salvaged rudders make for gorgeous art.

boat rudder

salvaged hand woven rope fender
Rope / Line, Fenders / Bumpers:  

Anything made with rope (line): rope fenders/bumpers (and metal fenders/bumpers), wood buoys, raw line (cable), fishing and cargo nets, hand woven day markers, lobster cars, Maine lobster traps, oyster pots, etc...

1" gauge salvaged line
Swedish ship's exit placard
Salvage as ART (CLICK HERE):
 Salvaged art and remnants from cruise ships, sounding boards, original deck plans and blueprints

framed original deck plan / blueprint "City of Erie"
Steamer Trunks (CLICK HERE):
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
 ... Misc Ship breaking yard finds

all salvaged items we hand pick at the breaking yards that don't have a category of their own... furniture, air scoops / cowlings / air vents, deckhand megaphones / bullhorns, ship's safe, gears...

salvaged steel cowl / air vent scoop - 409.539.5469 - - 2202 Mechanic, Galveston, TX 77550 - Closed Tues & Wed