The helmsman rings the ship’s bell for every half hour of the four-hour ship’s watch. A ship is a round-the-clock operation and its crews work four hours on and four hours off. To change the routine, two two-hour dogwatches usually run between 4 and 8 PM.
One bell -- One ring (say 12:30)… Two bells -- Two rings (say 1 PM)... etc. until Eight bells -- Eight rings (4 PM).
AM-Living bells are made of heavy solid brass, handmade and sand-cast. The chunky, hand-knotted lanyard offers years of use. A true nautical heirloom offering clear & solid sounds.
Bell measures 6.6" x 5.9''.