This application plays the sounds of a ship's bell every hour and half hour. The strike of a ship's bell are used to regulate the sailors' duty watches. Unlike a regular clock, the strikes of the bell do not correspond to the number of the hour. Instead, there are eight bells, one for each-half hour of a four-hour watch.

By design, the app just plays the Ship's Bells in the background, which enables one to tell the time without looking at a time piece - just as they did in the early days of sailing.

What’s New

Version 2(7)

Upgraded to run under the latest version of iOS

Ratings and Reviews

Steveofmaine ,

Even without a recent update, its my favorite clock app

I have an entire folder of clock apps, some of my friends say I'm obsessed. This app is absolutely wonderful especially if you like clock apps or are nostalgic .

IJCobra ,

Needs more options

US Navy bells do not ring between 2200-0600.

Needs to use military time.

Need a single bell "stinger" option. Why does the bell rings twice every time you touch it. Make it ring once and we can touch it twice for two bells... Just like the Petty Officer of the Watch does.

-Active Duty Senior Chief

Johnnyp3301 ,

Good marine bell app

Always reliable nice bell sound love this app john


The Trustee for Connor Family Trust
13.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mike Connor


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