Authentic life ring from the commercial vessel "SUDUVA, KLAIPEDA" Lithuania as stenciled on to the surface of the ring. Measures 30 inches in diameter with old orange surface. Missing rope handles and the expected wear and losses from an old retired maritime artifact!
The "SUDUVA" was listed as a trawler built in 1973 at the Black Sea Shipyard, Nikolayev, Ukraine. Gross tonnage. 2,581 tons Summer DWT: 1,290 tons. The picture below was taken at the Port of Klaipeda(Lithuania)in the 1980's. Photo taken from http://www.shipspotting.com