Oftentimes we see salvaged watertight doors and hatches at the shipyards and walk past them because of the overall size and weight of most of them. I always thought the coolest part of these salvaged watertight doors and hatches was the cast iron wheel, so I started pulling them when we spotted ones that could be removed without too much effort.

This vintage cast iron salvaged watertight door wheel measures about 12 1/8 inches wide and weighs about 11 pounds. This item is being sold in as found condition. You can expect loose paint, dirt, and some grease here and there. This is a great display piece that can be left unrestored, or you can make it a project and clean it up and paint it.

A salvaged watertight door wheel can add that final touch to your nautical décor inside or out.

You will be shipped the watertight door wheel shown in the attached photos!

Each year the salvage crews at Big Ship Salvage work on many different projects to recover the items you see for sale. Our items ultimately end up at our Pauline, South Carolina warehouse operation where they get the final cleaning and polishing.  You can buy your authentic nautical décor at the same place many decorator and deign professionals have used for years. Did you know Big Ship Salvage supplied brass lights and portholes for the Bat Cave in the 2012 movie release of “The Dark Knight Rises”, 2015’s “SpongeBob Squarepants – Sponge Out of Water”, and coming in 2016 “The Finest Hours”? We also supplied lights to the TNT series “The Last Ship”, and NBC’s “The Black List”.  We also worked with Guy Harvey when he rebuilt the Outpost Resort in the Bahamas.