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Schatz Ships Clock "Royal Mariner"
8 Day Movement - Chimes the Eight Bells
Works well - Plated Brass case with 3 hairline cracks
at 0900,0300 and 0600 see pics
180mm Diameter OA 85mm deep Wt 1.8kgs
Ref 10118
$550                              
SOLD
 

Watch Schedules and Ship's Bells

shipsbell.gif (2586 bytes) As early as the 15th Century, a bell was used to sound the time onboard a ship. (Time, in those days, was kept with an hourglass. See The History of Navigation) The bell was rung every half hour of the 4 hour watch. A 24 hour day was divided into six 4 hour watches, except the dog watch (16:00 - 20:00 hours) which could be divided into two 2 hour watches to allow for the taking of the evening meal.
 

Middle Watch

Midnight to 4 AM (0000 - 0400)
Morning Watch 4 AM to 8 AM (0400 - 0800)
Forenoon Watch 8 AM to noon (0800 - 1200)
Afternoon Watch Noon to 4 PM (1200 - 1600)
First Dog Watch 4 PM to 6 PM (1600 - 1800)
Second Dog Watch 6 PM to 8 PM (1800 - 2000)
First Watch 8 PM to Midnight (2000 - 0000)
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The bells were struck for every half-hour of each watch, with a maximum of eight bells. For instance, during the Middle Watch you would hear the the following:

00:30 1 bell
01:00 2 bells
01:30 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
02:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells
02:30 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
03:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells
03:30 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
04:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells

At eight bells your watch was over! All other 4 hour watches followed this same procedure except the Dog Watches.

At the end of the First Dog Watch, only four bells were struck, and the Second Dog Watch bells were struck like this: 6:30 PM, one bell; 7 PM two bells; 7:30 PM, three bells; and at 8 PM, eight bells.

Shaw Saville Playing Cards 
Two packs - one showing Dominion Castle 
and the other the Shaw Saville company flag.
In leather case From the SS Ceramic c 1950
Ref 10110
$40
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M.V.Yalata

Under full sail and a favourable wind "Yalata"
made a fine sight as a supply vessel
when she returned to Darwin with
No.46 RAAF Radar Unit.
(Harry Wortley)

Click here for the History of the Yalata
 

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