Compass & binnacle from MV JOHN WILSON; 1987.152


Compass & binnacle from MV JOHN WILSON

About this object

Complete ship's binnacle steering compass from the MV JOHN WILSON, a bulk cement carrier originally built for Wilson's Portland Cement in Whangarei. Donated to the museum after vessel was broken up in Auckland by Pacific Steel.

Medium and Materials

Brass/Metal, 1 - Brass tube and brackets
Brass/Metal, 2 - Right angle brackets, (2).
Cast iron/Iron/Metal, 3 - Cast iron balls
Cast iron/Iron/Metal, 4 - Cast iron weights


Height (mm): 1400mm (4 9/16ft)
Width: 530mm (1 3/4ft)
Length (mm): 650mm (2 1/8ft)
Diameter (mm): 81mm (1/4ft)
Width: 110mm (3/8ft)
Length (mm): 190mm (5/8ft)
Width: 65mm (3/16ft)
Diameter (mm): 170mm (9/16ft)
Length (mm): 305mm (1ft)
Diameter (mm): 75mm (1/4ft)
Length (mm): 40mm (1/8ft)
Diameter (mm): 73mm (1/4ft)

Subject and Association Keywords

Coastal shipping/[Shipping]

Subject and Association Keywords

MV JOHN WILSON (1961)/Cement carrier/VESSELS

Subject and Association Keywords

Whangarei/Northland/New Zealand



Credit Line

Gift of Pacific Metal Industries Limited, 1987

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