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This Authentic solid brass Porthole security covers was used to shield out light from enemy vessels at night as well as protection during wartime. Inscribed on the front “FB LLOYDS TEST M-740 SPT 20-8-70 FB.” and embossed “OPRT” on the reverse. These were used in conjunction with a two dog porthole. Measures 17 inches in diameter, not including dog clamps and hinge. Weighs just shy of 39 pounds!
Thank you for shopping at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, dealers in authentic nautical maritime antiques, collectibles, maritime ship salvage and hardware. OUR STORE offers for sale exceptional, quality nautical furniture and furnishings, nautical lamps and lighting, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. We're everything nautical!
Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features exceptional works of art in various media representing artists from our region and as far away as New Zealand! Each artist that we show is chosen for their unique style of artwork, and has an artist page where you can preview their individual work. You can also browse art categorized by genre.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!