HMS Arran T06

HMS Arran (T06) was an Isles Class trawler built for the Royal Navy and launched in November 1940 and commissioned in April the following year. The Isles Class were only 164 feet long with a crew of 40 officers and ratings and used largely for harbour defence duties and minesweeping.

She was stationed for much of the war in Freetown South Africa.

Ironically she was sunk by a mine but not until many years after the war was over!

After the war she changed hands and names three times. First in October 1946 she was sold to a Dutch Company and renamed The Assan Reis, then in 1952 she was sold, this time to a German company and named Professor Henking. Finally, she was sold again and renamed Berta Kienass.

Ten years later on the 31st of January 1962 she was sailing from Amsterdam to Copenhagen with a cargo of corn and a compliment of 14 when she hit a mine and sank. All but one of her crew were lost near the Dutch island of Texel.

Botanical artist Nick De Maid collaborated with James Taylor to create this beautiful edition, further examples of his work can be found at nicholasdemaid.com.

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: 25 - 07 - 1940
Launched: 16 - 11 - 1940
Fate: Sold 1946
Classification: Isles class trawler


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