Landing craft ships wheel?

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  1. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    Thank you very much for the add, I have a ships wheel which I have been trying to identify it is aluminium with coat of protective covering. I have searched the net and there is one listed on a aircraft spares website ' which is the same as the one I have. Anyone have opinion on this?

    On-line wheel from SS

    My one

    Thank you in advance
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Any markings?, names? etc

  3. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    No I'm afraid not
  4. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    To the end of the handles it is 23 3/4 inches the diameter of ring it is 16 1/2 inches
  5. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron


    Of the smaller landing crafts the only one I could find with a somewhat similar wheel is the LCP(S) or the Landing Craft Personnel (Small). Unfortunately the photo from a PDF is not very clear and I can't find anything better at the moment. The inner ring could be a mounting column for the wheel itself?

    Landing Craft Specs-4346_01.jpg Landing Craft Specs-4346_02.jpg

    Anyway a possibility?

    Regards ...
  6. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    Hi Cee
    Thanks for looking into this, I've enlarged the image I don't think this is the wheel the handles seem a lot longer

    Attached Files:

  7. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Close but no cigar ... :)
  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Might be a hand wheel for a large valve?
  9. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    The wheel has a round casting, on my one top right where a handle would have been, not something that you would have thought to have on a valve wheel.... The materials it's made of suggests military and having it cast would suggest that quite a number would have been produced.
  10. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    It looks similar to the wheel in the Steering Gear Room at the stern of the LCI(L).


    LCIL  Wheel  M.jpg
  11. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    Looks similar but not the same the handles have a flare on them and are shorter
  12. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Bear in mind that there would have been several manufacturers and there were always subtle differences between manufacturers.
  13. mike brewser

    mike brewser Member

    I have emailed the Spitfirespares website, asking the owner to clarify what makes them believe that this wheel came from a Landing Craft. Hopefully they will reply.

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