Bought by a passenger from the onboard gift shop, this incredibly rare souvenir life ring is in beautiful condition, considering it’s almost 100 years old!
SS Doric was a British ocean liner operated by White Star Line. She was White Star's second and last turbine-propelled ship and was constructed by Harland & Wolff in Belfast and was launched in 1922. The ship's maiden voyage on 8th June 1923, was from Liverpool to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On 5th September 1935, Doric collided with the French vessel Formigny, of the Chargeurs Reunis Line, off Cape Finisterre. After emergency repairs at Vigo, Spain, she returned to England, but was determined to be beyond economical repair and she was scrapped in November 1935 in Newport, Wales. Some of her panelling can still be seen in the St Julian's Arms in Newport.