The boatswain’s (bosun’s) call, or whistle, was once the only method other than the human voice of passing orders to men on board ship. Still used today for ‘piping aboard,’ Colours and ‘wakey-wakey.’
Genuine Royal Navy Pattern nickel-coated bosun’s call on 1 metre chain. Beautifully boxed and seated in blue velour cloth, this fully functional bosun’s call comes with a short history and instructions for use.
The bosun’s call is full sized, approximately 115mm long.