HMS Annan K404

Annan was commissioned by the Royal Navy on 26 December 1942 and began construction on 10 June 1943 at the shipyard of Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. in Aberdeen, Scotland. Launched on 29 December 1943, the vessel was later transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy for commissioning as HMCS Annan on 13 January 1944 in Aberdeen.

Following training operations in Tobermory, Annan joined escort group EG 6 stationed at Londonderry. Serving with this group, she undertook patrols and escorted convoys along the coastal waters of the United Kingdom. On 16 October 1944, while on patrol, EG 6 encountered the German submarine U-1006 south of the Faroe Islands. Annan, using depth charges, forced the submarine to surface and subsequently sank it, rescuing forty-six survivors from the U-boat.

In the post-war period, Annan was acquired by the Royal Danish Navy on 22 November 1945, along with another vessel of the River-class frigates. Renamed as part of the Holger Danske class, Annan was designated Niels Ebbesen in honor of the Danish squire Niels Ebbesen. Employed as a training ship for naval cadets, she accommodated up to 90 trainees and underwent several refits during her service with the Royal Danish Navy. Niels Ebbesen was decommissioned on 8 May 1963 and subsequently dismantled later that year at Odense, Denmark.

This edition print recorded on fine art stock via a large format mimeograph and generally referred to as Giclée prints of premium quality. The paper is white 100% a-cellulose with a distinct textured surface and the premium matt inkjet coating more than meets the highest industry standards vis-à-vis density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness, while preserving the extraordinary touch and feel of genuine art paper. The editions depicted on Iconic Reserve are not representative of scale and solely for the purpose of suggestive display.

The edition comes with a Sterling Silver anchor with a minimum millesimal fineness of 925 which is not pierced through the print but is available on request. The print is also available without the anchor on request.

Laid down: 10 - 06 - 1943
Launched: 29 - 12 - 1943
Displacement: 1,445 long tons
Length: 283 ft
Speed: 20 knots
Range: 7,500 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 shafts
Complement: 157
Fate: Broken up 1963
Classification: River class frigate


Signed limited edition
1 of 200, 470mm x 210mm
Fine art paper 230 gsm