This USS Forrestal bulkhead ship light is original and unpolished cast brass (yes, it is brass under all that paint!). Made by Russell & Stoll. From the top of the wall box mount to the bottom of the cage they measure about 9 1/4 inches tall by 5 inches wide (not including the mount lugs). When mounted to the wall they will extend out by about 7 inches. The old conduit openings have been fitted with copper caps. The light weighs about 10 1/2 pounds each.
This light has been totally rewired with all new UL-Listed parts rated for any voltage of 250 volts or less. The new bulb holder takes a medium base bulb of 75 watts or less. A hole was drilled in the center of the wall mount on the back to allow the wiring to exit the light and not be visible.
This lights are in original, as-found condition, paint and all. It will have some surface wear and you can clean it up or leave it as is. The clear globe is in good condition, no cracks. It does have quite a few black marks on the outside shown in the photos.
The USS Forrestal had a very colorful and long history – just Google her name for an interesting biography. She was commissioned in 1955 and scrapped in December of 2015.
You will be shipped the USS Forrestal bulkhead ship light shown in the photos.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.