William De Morgan designed 18 variations of ship tiles, but the some of the elements change between executed tiles, making the possibilities nearly endless. The sails, waves, and fish change and clouds birds and celestial bodies come and go. I have 15 variations available, and one triptych.
From left: bird ship with multi-pattern sails**, bird ship with moon and dolphins**, Merton Abbey galleon with floral sails and dolphin**, British warship with finned fish**, small skiff ship with wind and cloud**
Top row: Three tile triptych
Second row: Late galleon, Man o' War, galleon with warning horn (lunch bell for sea monsters) and rising sun.
Third row: Armada flagship with two sail patterns*, Galleon with floral sails and two dolphins, Bird ship with multi-pattern sails**.
Fourth row: British warship, Ship with oars extended and furled sails**, Lead dragon ship with clouds**
Fifth row: Viking longship with rowmaster, Phoenician dragon ship*, Chinese junk*.
Bottom row: Merton Abbey galleon**; small skiff with wind blowing at its back**; bird ship with moon, striped sails, and dolphins**.
Single ships: The triptych and most of the ships are available on six-inch tiles: Merton Abbey galleon with birds and single fish, Later galleon, Lead dragon ship with clouds and crested sail, Viking longship with rowers and spotted fish, Ship with pilot house, Man o'War, Ship with rising sun, Armada flagship, galleon with floral sails and dolphins, bird ship with multi-pattern sails, British Warship, Ship with oars extended and furled sails, ship with flower sails, small sailing ship with wind at its back, bird ship with moon and dolphins. Not available on six inch tiles: the Chinese junk, the Armada flagship, the Phoenician dragon ship.
Four square tiles: All of the ships are available on six-inch tiles with a four-square pattern with ships and De Morgan flying foliage:
Eight-inch Ships: Ten ships are available on eight inch tiles, and the triptych. Available ships: Bird ship with moon, Cloud blowing wind, Bird ship with multi-patterned sails, Galleon with rising sun, Flagship with crows nest and dolphin, Merton Abbey galleon with birds and single fish, Later galleon, Lead dragon ship with clouds and crested sail, Viking longship with rowers and spotted fish, Ship with furled sails and pilot house.
Four square tiles: All of the ships are available on eight-inch tiles with a four-square pattern with ships and De Morgan flying foliage.
Nine patch tiles: All of the ships are available on eight-inch tiles with a nine-patch pattern with ships and De Morgan flying foliage.
You can also use the De Morgan foliage tiles as field tiles with the De Morgan ships.
Blue Ships: All the ships are available in cobalt and white, and cobalt with turquoise highlights.
Red Lustre Ships: A variation of the ship triptych is available as part of the I'm working on the the Lewis Carroll fireplace in the original red lustre (but see also the red lustre owls). I can make most (some? many?) of the blue ships in red lustre also. Add $12 per tile.
Green Ships: There hasn't been much call for green ships. Another company sells a few varieties in green, although not as many as I have done blue. Any of the blue ships can be made in Victorian green (sort of yellow leaning). Add $6 per tile.
The ship Triptych is available in red lustre, as well as blue and white. The red lustre ship has a rising sun. The blue and white ship has a frigate in the background. More triptych information and photos.
Disclaimer: I am confident of all names but the last two ships, the Man o'War and Aramada flagship. Alas, I do not know my ships half as well as I know my dragons but these have been identified by someone who thinks he does.