HMS Banff Y43

Originally cutter #52, she was named for the Saranac Lakes, built by General Engineering and Drydock at Oakland, California. She became HMS Banff on April 1941 and sailed to England with convoy HX 125.

After a refit on the River Thames, Banff escorted convoys OS 3, SL 86, OS 9, SL 92, OS 14, and SL 97 prior to installation of HF/DF.

Banff then escorted convoys OS 19, SL102, OS 30, SL 114, OS 36, and SL 120 prior to assignment to Operation Torch. Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar was installed during refit at Immingham following escort of North African invasion convoys.

Banff then escorted convoys ON 182 and HX 240 prior to return to the Mediterranean for Operation Husky. After a trip to Chesapeake Bay escorting convoys GUS 10X and UT 1, Banff completed a refit at HMNB Devonport and joined the Kilindini Escort Force in November 1943.

After spending the remainder of the war escorting Indian Ocean convoys, she was returned to the United States on 27 February 1946 and recommissioned as USCGC Tampa in 1947.

After her service with the Royal Navy she was returned to the United States on 27 February 1946 and given the name Sebec (WPG 164). She was renamed again and recommissioned as USCGC Tampa on 27 May 1947. She was decommissioned on 10 August 1954. Sold on 16 February 1959.

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:
Launched: 12 - 04 - 1930
Displacement: 2,075 long tons
Length: 250 ft
Speed: 17.5 knots
Propulsion: General electric turbine motor, x2 Boilers
Complement: 97
Fate: Scrapped 1959
Classification: Banff class


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