Contributed by Permanent loan to Walton Maritime Museum from Maggie Laville.
This brass cased ship's compass would have been screwed down onto a flat surface. The magnetic compass 'floats' on a horizontal gimble inside the housing which enables it to give a true reading even when the seas are very rough and the ship is riding up and down on the waves.
James Stevens no.14 at the October MHE 2008 event
Bow Pudding of restored lifeboat
W Hammond's RNLI Certificate
Walton Maritime Museum Volunteers with the James Stephens No.14 in October 2008