Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469
email: piecesofship@yahoo.com

Ship Salvage:

 
GRATES & HATCH COVERS
Used as flooring, covering a hatch or placements requiring frequent drainage on board ships, grates are typically made from hardwoods but softwoods were/are also used depending on the budget of the ship and placement of the particular piece.
These make "great" coffee tables, hanging pot racks, headboards, or simply stand-alone art.

The hatch covers we salvage are typically solid slabs of wood with metal bands around each end and strips across a shallow indentation where cargo hooks - or hands - could pick them up.  They were used to cover holds on a ship and were manually set and removed in the days before hydraulic and mechanical metal hatches came about.


*Due to the large number of grates we bring in each shipment of salvage and the unique sizes and shapes of each one, we do not offer pictures of individual grates; those pictured below are pieces that have been sold
but represent what we continue to try to keep in stock. 

Each grate is unique - please email for pricing and availability.

 

 

 


Salvaged ship grate


 


Ship grates - various wood types, finishes and sizes


Some larger ship grates we have received reach measurements of 4'8" x 5'2" and 8'2" x 3'2" (great dining room table tops)

salvaged grate

salvaged ship grate

salvaged ship grate

 
 salvaged ship's grates 



salvaged grate

salvaged grates
email for pricing and availability

ship's grates of various finish and size

occasionally we can find a few pieces that are long
and narrow - these sell quickly; email for
pricing and availability


salvaged grates

email for pricing and availability


salvaged grate

salvaged grate

 


ship grate


grates being unpacked

ship grates

these sizes are good for use as shelving or a  sofa table;
 these sizes sell quickly

rarely do we get pieces in good condition so large - this XL grate was approximately 64" x 65"

very nice grate with short legs

these uniquely made salvaged grate pieces fit around an
 instrument on board the vessel
New Production Grates
Our unique design, hand made using reclaimed teak wood.  
...  Each is appx 1" thick.

new production using reclaimed teak wood
grate appx 18" x 20"
available

new production using reclaimed teak wood
grate appx 20" x 42"
available

new production using reclaimed teak wood
grate appx 3' x 3'

new production using reclaimed teak wood
grate appx 18" x 4'
available

new production using reclaimed teak wood
grate appx 18" x 6'
available
 
Hatch Covers
All salvaged, these are in very short supply nowadays and they sell quickly; please call or email for availability;
 if a piece pictured is available, it will read "available" under the photo; otherwise it has been sold.

Salvaged hatch covers Style "A"
(appx 8 1/2' long x 13 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" thick)

extra large salvaged hatch covers Style "B"
(appx 9'7" long x 12" wide x 2 1/2" thick)


Salvaged hatch covers Style "C"
(appx 82" long x10" wide x 3 1/2" thick)


medium salvaged hatch covers - appx 55 1/2" x17"

small hatch covers - appx 41" x 17" 

WWII Liberty ship hatch cover 18 1/2" x 66 1/4"
(at  metal band, depth appx 2 1/2") *good condition
 
WWII Liberty ship hatch cover 33 1/2" x 23 3/4" x 22 1/2" tall *hand holds have been filled in with concrete 

WWII Liberty ship hatch cover 29 1/2" x 60 1/2"
*fair/poor condition
  
salvaged hatch covers with metal grab bar/band
appx 69" x 13 1/4" x 2 3/4" thick
appx 57-68 lbs/each
www.PiecesOfShip.com - 409.539.5469 - PiecesOfShip@yahoo.com - 2202 Mechanic, Galveston, TX 77550 - Closed Tues & Wed