Until turning east, this ship had a bell (6)
I believe the answer is:
'this ship had a bell' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I can't tell whether this works.
'until turning east' is the wordplay.
'turning' indicates an anagram.
'east' becomes 'E' (synonyms).
'until' anagrammed gives 'lutin'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Another definition for lutine that I've seen is " The bell at Lloyd's".)