Ship's Bells

Discover actual ship’s bells recovered from the depths of various wrecks.

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Bells were placed on ships beginning in the early Resaissance period.  Typically made of brass or bronze, the ship’s bell was used to indicate the time aboard a ship to regulate duty watches. 

Ship’s bells were, and still are, such an important part of a sailor’s daily routine.  Investigate three different ship’s bells from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a bell from a privateer ship – a government sponsored legal form of piracy.

Location

17-1 Estate Thomas

St. Thomas, USVI

00802

 

Contact

(340) 775-9575
info@pirate.vi

Hours

Hopefully open every day from now until . . .