~ Hand Decorated British Royal Navy Life Ring HMS Leeds Castle ~
An authentic life-saving float ring from the H.M.S. Leeds Castle, a Castle-class, patrol corvette launched in 1980.
The naval ship’s name has been customarily hand painted in blue and gold enamel and the craft’s heraldic shield is represented twice, painted with fine brushes and a good level of craftsmanship.
On the reverse of the ring (around the edge) are 4 points where rope was attached and wall mounting could easily be fashioned.
~ Dimensions ~
It has a height of 30.5 inches (77.5cm) and a width of 30.5 inches (77.5cm) and a depth of 4.25 inches (10.5cm).
The ring weighs 4.8kg.
~ Condition ~
Being an authentic, naval, sea-bound item, this piece has endured salt air and spray, it shows numerous scuffs and light cracks in the vinyl paint as to be expected.
In one or two places around the ring’s edge the durable orange plastic that the piece is made from is visible due to wear and tear aboard the ship.
Hand Decorated British Royal Navy Life Ring HMS Leeds Castle