US Navy Flashlight - Yellow Ship Lantern (c. 1950)
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Flashlights : US Navy Brand / Lantern Style

US Navy Yellow Ship Lantern   US Navy Yellow Ship Lantern




Value: $20.00
Manufacturer: US Navy
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1950
Battery: 2 6V
Style: Lantern



Online Since: 8/14/2003
FM Reference #: UY00001
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  rt
We called them battle lanterns on the boat. the replacement bulb is ge 4546 a 4.7 volt but the 6 volt battery runs them. just don't hook them up to 12 volts.
Jan 4, 2014 - 10:53 PM
  nick
Hi, I need a replacement lamp for this US Navy Yellow Lantern. I don't have the old lamp. elightbulbs.com says they need a bulb number. Can anyone help? Thanks
Jan 6, 2012 - 4:18 PM
  ED
GEEZZZ...TALK ABOUT RUGGED LOOKIN..I BET THIS LIGHT COULD SURVIVE BEING RUN OVER BY A TANK! LOL...WISH YOU COULD BUY THESE IN STORES...ONLY WITH A 5 WATT L.E.D. BULB....FOR LONGER BATTERY POWER AN SUPER BRITENESS..I WOULD PAY A 100 BUX FOR THIS LANTERN....NEW...
Aug 22, 2010 - 2:12 PM
  rusty
how do you change batteries?
Jul 25, 2010 - 12:07 AM
  Chris O'Neill
I have one of these. If anyone is interested give me a call at (609) 271-8700
Mar 29, 2010 - 8:08 PM
  Laurie
I am trying to find a bulb for this light and can not find it. how do i buy this on e shown above
Jan 26, 2010 - 1:33 PM
  jimmywilliamson
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Jan 13, 2010 - 8:05 PM
  terry6727
I have one of these lights, but it is in the original bakelite color. It has never been painted. Mine also has MN directly across from the USN mark. Any ideas on this light. It is in very good condition. Feel free to e-mail me
Dec 30, 2009 - 2:13 PM
  Stuart
I have one of these that I will sell if anyone is interested 207 838-9395
Nov 30, 2009 - 2:33 PM
  ProgrammerTim
My father had one he had "accidently" brought off ship. Supposedly, a standard VW bug (original, I don't know about the new bug) headlight works.
Nov 19, 2009 - 12:27 PM
  Brett
Hello, I was wondering if nebody knows what the weight of this battle lantern is? THX
Nov 12, 2009 - 3:28 PM
  vern
Where can I purchase a replacment lamp fpr this light?/ The burny out lamp ID is wagner 4.7 v 4646 2.34w 3 2 06
Nov 10, 2009 - 2:47 PM
  Gene Murphy
I was on 2 submarines; my 1st boat had 2 types manually on & off & solenoid operated on a loss of power; my 2nd boat they were all manually operated as I was an electrician we had to change the batteries every 6 months & 1 of the lights shined into my bunk & I always knew when we lost power because these light s are VERY bright. I have 2 already & never miss a chance to pick up another one Thanx
Nov 4, 2009 - 2:16 PM
  gregolver
6volt car headlights work great
Oct 12, 2009 - 8:17 PM
  Saurooon
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Sep 5, 2009 - 2:12 PM
  cjstuff
This light does take 2 6-volt lantern batteries. However, they should be inserted to run in parallel, not serial as in most battery-powered lights. Running in parallel gives you greater amperage and reserves but maintains the 6 volts needed to power the light. I have one of these with both the sealed beam pictured and one with a diffuser lens.
Jul 22, 2009 - 3:27 PM
  Joel Hernandez
I'm interested on buying two, please let me know if you know where I can find them at a reasonable price.

USN Ret.
Jun 29, 2009 - 6:17 AM
  kim Brinster
i've just found one of these and love the look of it, it looks like it should work but i'm not sure how to attach the 2 6 volt batteries, can anyone advise?
Thanks!
Jun 14, 2009 - 10:24 PM
  Carbine15
I just picked one up at a garage sale and blew the bulb when I replaced the batteries with two 6 volt lantern batteries (which fit perfectly). the bulb says GE 4546-1 HAND LANTERN 4.7 volt. Anyone Know a bulb that will fit that uses 6 volt (not 4.7)
Aug 2, 2008 - 10:59 PM
  Andre T.
I am trying to find one to call my own but no luck. If anyone can direct me to one that would great. Im in CA.
Apr 29, 2008 - 12:49 AM
  shaun
i have recently found this flash light and i was very happy to rescue it from people that had no idea of what they are holding. i have tryed to look up info on this light and i am having problems finding anything on this item. can anyone help with this?
Jan 29, 2008 - 1:28 AM
  Russell Perkins
This is a US Navy battle lantern. They are placed on bulkheads throughout Navy ships and plugged in to charge so that in event of a battle situation and power failure sailors can use them to fight the fires etc. during outages.
Dec 14, 2007 - 4:56 AM
  Patrick Seibert
Great light, I purchased it at a yardsale for $2. Bulb is a 2546, availble at just about any lighting store. Very tough my kids use it all the time and it takes a licking. ps
Nov 12, 2007 - 4:10 PM


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