RMS ‘Strathmore, London’ Lifebuoy ring souvenir, dated 1956
Souvenir lifebuoy ring, painted with the P&O flag alongside the Union Jack, with rope edging, titled “STRATHMORE / LONDON 1956”
Good display condition
Strathmore was launched on 4th April 1935 by HRH The Duchess of York. The P&O’s latest luxury liner was designed to operate and express service between Europe, the East and Australia. A few years later she was requisitioned as a troop ship at the outbreak of WWII. From 1948-1963, Strathmore returned to commercial service and sailed on her first post-war voyage from London to Bombay and Australia. Sadly Strathmore was showing her age and on the 22nd October 1963 it was announced that she would be withdrawn from service. She sailed into Southampton at the end of her final voyage, a cruise, on the 27th October 1963.