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Outstanding, authentic WWII US Navy Liberty Ship 8-spoke helms wheel. Features a double band of inlaid wood, solid brass hub and king-spoke handle. Measures 42 inches in diameter from tip to tip and weighs a hefty 40 pounds. Appears to have been refinished at some point in its history.
The last two pictures below were taken aboard US Navy liberty ships. The first is from the steering station of the USS John Brown. The second a WWII era image of a sailor at the helm.
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!