Ships in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: German POW Ship

Height Bottle Markings
10 1/2" long,
4 1/2" high,
2" deep
rounded rectangle quart, NB183 over 4 on the bottom
Description, including signature and date
The ship in this bottle has two masts and a smoke-belching smokestack between them. A sky with clouds is painted behind the ship, and the shore features a lighthouse. A tiny red and white Nazi swastika flag flies off the stern of the ship. It was probably made by a German WW II officer in a Canadian prison camps; many similar ship bottles have come out of Canadian POW camps for German officers.

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