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1959 P&O SS Chusan World Cruise Souvenir Life Ring
  • 1959 P&O SS Chusan World Cruise Souvenir Life Ring
  • 1959 P&O SS Chusan World Cruise Souvenir Life Ring

1959 P&O SS Chusan World Cruise Souvenir Life Ring

Price:

£95.00


Product Description

A fine looking painted ship’s miniature Life Ring that commemorates the ‘Around the World’ trip of James Haswell on the P&O ship RMS SS Chusan of London, dated 1959.

The life ring is made of wood, which has been painted white (now cream) and red. On it is painted R.M.S SS. CHUSAN LONDON 1959 – SUEZ CANAL- BOMBAY CEYLON MALAYA HONG KONG PACIFIC HONOLULU CANADA PANAMA ATLANTIC – AROUND THE WORLD – JAMES HASWELL – 11TH APRIL 12TH JULY.

Souvenir life rings, date from the 1950s to 1980s and were sold on board P&O ships. The early ones were very made of canvas Kapok and then painted. In later years some wooden curtain rings were obtained by the crew, and these were also painted in the P&O colours with ships names, flags and even ports of call added. You could ask for nearly anything to be painted on them. The lifebelts were made almost exclusively by the Indian deck crews that worked on board P&O passenger ships.

Size: 24.5 x 2.5 cm (9 5/8 x 1 inches)
Weight: 380 g

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