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HMS Bristol

HMS Bristol, a Town-class light cruiser, was built for the Royal Navy in the early 1900s, leading her sub-class and being completed in late 1910. Initially in reserve, she was later deployed to the North America and West Indies Station during the Mexican Revolution, safeguarding British interests.

With the outbreak of World War I, Bristol protected Allied shipping from German raiders along the American coasts. Engaging a German cruiser in the West Indies, she later participated in the Battle of the Falkland Islands and the Battle of the Strait of Otranto after a refit in 1915.

Returning to patrol off South America, Bristol briefly escorted convoys in West Africa before resuming her South American duties post-war. Placed in reserve in 1919, she was sold for scrap in 1921.

Design-wise, Bristol belonged to the protected cruiser category, featuring armor up to 2 inches thick.

In subsequent operations, Bristol underwent refits in Gibraltar and participated in convoy duties off West Africa before resuming patrols along the Brazilian and Uruguayan coasts until the war’s end. Sold for scrap in 1921, she ended her service.

THE PRINT
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.

STERLING SILVER 925
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: 23 - 03 - 1909
Launched: 23 - 02 - 1910
Displacement: 4,800 long tons
Length: 430 ft
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 5,830 nautical miles
Propulsion: x2 Shafts, x2 Brown-Curtis steam turbines
Complement: 410
Fate: Scrapped 1921
Classification: Town class
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£125

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

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