Thank you for visiting the official "THE Ship In a Bottle" web site.

You have come to the right place for your Ship In a Bottle or Ship Model Heirloom, Custom Hammock, Rope Work, and Certified Official Uniform Items.

Not Your Run of the Mill Company!

Here you'll find a diverse range of products and services that will certainly meet your needs for that very special gift! For starters, our new and authentic Vanguard CPO Cutlasses and Navy Officer Swords are "CERTIFIED" by the navy uniform board. Browse our product selection for genuine US Navy Boatswain's Pipes and Lanyards, Military Insignia, Ship in a Bottle or Ultra-Light Hammock. So visit our products for that unique and distinguished personal or corporate gift.


When you shop with us, you can shop with confidence. We sell ONLY authentic US Navy and military products, accurately described and with the exception of antique merchandise, new products.

Our Boatswain's pipes (calls) are the authentic US navy pipes sold in navy uniform shops and used by our navy. There are so many junk pipes on the internet, particularly the copper and brass pipes which are pretty but very poor performers so, beware. You can be sure ours are top quality. Our lanyards are all custom tied and tailored to fit your personal requirements.

If you find a better price on our Vanguard swords, cutlasses, accessories and insignia we will beat that price, guaranteed. Our prices for new and authentic merchandise are set below those of the base exchanges.

We personally tie all of our bell ropes, custom made to your satisfaction or your money back. No questions asked. We lead the pack in styles, colors, and craftsmanship. Distinguish your bell from others by adding one of our custom ropes.

When you buy from THE Ship in a Bottle, a veteran owned business, you will receive the service and dedication of a Chief Petty Officer - Honor, Courage, Commitment. I give my personal pledge that I will offer the best merchandise, pricing, and support available. Jim Mccurdy, RMCS, USN, Retired.