HMS Brighton l08

The USS Cowell (DD–167), a Wickes-class destroyer of the US Navy in WWI, was later renamed HMS Brighton when transferred to the Royal Navy.

Launched on November 23, 1918, she was named after John G. Cowell and played a role in the historic first aerial crossing of the Atlantic, stationed at Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland.

After service in the Adriatic, she was placed in reserve in Boston and Charleston from December 1, 1919. Reactivated in June 1940 for Atlantic patrol duty, she was decommissioned again in September 1940, then transferred to the Royal Navy.

As HMS Brighton, she served in convoy escort missions and participated in rescue operations, including saving 19 survivors of the torpedoed SS Baltisan in February 1941.

Modified for convoy duties, Brighton was used for naval aircraft training and later transferred to the Soviet Navy in July 1944, where she served as the destroyer Zharky until 1949 when she was returned to the British and scrapped at Rosyth.

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: 15 - 07 - 1918
Launched: 23 - 11 - 1918
Displacement: 1060 tons
Length: 314 ft
Speed: 35 knots
Range: 5,830 nautical miles
Propulsion: x2 Shafts, x2 Brown-Curtis steam turbines
Complement: 101
Fate: Scrapped 1949
Classification: Town class


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