18th & 19th Century Ships-Decor

This post shows a little bit of everything as far as nautical decor on ships of old. gpcox- pacificparatrooper had a great idea and got me thinking what ships would look like back then. He has a wonderful blog that is worth checking out!

Here is a pic of a 18th century ship!


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photo credit-maritime-connector.com

Below is a 19th century ship.

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photo credit- mlive.com – scooner


Next is the Captain’s Quarters. Notice the quills that they used for writing back then!

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photo credit-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabin_%28ship%29

Next is a Captain’s desk.Mahogany ship’s Captain’s pedestal desk

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photo credit-carters.com.au

Love this lantern that they used.

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photo credit-vallejogallery.com

Lastly love the signal flags in the picture below. Dressed as a 19th century sailor on the deck of a wooden sailing ship- Punch

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photo credit- punch.photoshelter.com

Here is a link with a little bit about Frequently Asked Questions from the Navy site.

Phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Spoken words from an approved list are substituted for letters. For example, the word “Navy” would be “November Alfa Victor Yankee” when spelled in the phonetic alphabet. This practice helps to prevent confusion between similar sounding letters, such as “m” and “n”, and to clarify communications that may be garbled during transmission.

An early version of the phonetic alphabet appears in the 1913 edition of The Bluejackets’ Manual. Found in the Signals section, it was paired with the Alphabetical Code Flags defined in the International Code. Both the meanings of the flags (the letter which they represent) and their names (which make up the phonetic alphabet) were selected by international agreement. Later editions included the Morse code signal as well.


Hope you enjoyed the post!





22 thoughts on “18th & 19th Century Ships-Decor

  1. Well, you certainly did educate me today, Kathy, and I thank you. I LOVE the lantern as well. I would love to have something like that, on a mahagony desk, writing away. Or editing my photos. Nice thought!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

  2. So glad that you like it, Amy. I agree sure would be nice to have the lantern and that beautiful desk. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. HUGS BACK ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Oh, Kathy, you are so welcome. I really enjoyed your post and of course I would comment. Have a great weekend!! Love, and (((HUGS))) Amy

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