A boatswain's call, pipe or bosun's whistle is a pipe or a non-diaphragm type whistle used on naval ships by a boatswain. It is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, "bosun's call". The pipe consists of a narrow tube (the gun) which directs air over a metal sphere (the buoy) with a hole in the top.
The player opens and closes the hand over the hole to change the pitch. The rest of the pipe consists of a "keel", a flat piece of metal beneath the gun that holds the call together, and the "shackle", a keyring that connects a long silver or brass chain that sits around the collar, when in ceremonial uniform. Made of brass with a nickle finish, this Kreigsmarine Bosun's Whistle is in AMAZING used condition!
There are no damages or cracks, and is still 100% functional! It does features show some slight wear and marks due to the age, but nothing that detracts. I beleive the lanyard ring is a wartime replacement, as they are usually slightly larger than the one that is currently attached. Brought back by a US veteran who served in WW2, it would make for a PERFECT addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage.Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items.
Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Navy Kriegsmarine Bosun's Whistle VERY NICE" is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Other German WWII Orig. The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Agoura Hills, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.