HMS Diamond H22

HMS Diamond, a destroyer of the D-class, was constructed for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s. Originally part of the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean, Diamond briefly journeyed to the Persian Gulf and Red Sea between September and November 1933. Following a refitting at Devonport Dockyard from September 3 to October 27, 1934, she was deployed to the China Station with the 8th (later the 21st) Destroyer Flotilla, where she remained for four years starting from January 1935.

Beginning a refit in Singapore on August 7, 1939, Diamond transitioned to the Mediterranean Fleet upon completion in November. After arriving in Malta on December 19, she was then moved to the South Atlantic Station the following month. Departing Malta on January 8, 1940, Diamond joined the 20th Destroyer Division for escort missions in Freetown. After a brief refit in Malta, she returned to the Mediterranean in April and joined the newly formed 10th Destroyer Flotilla.

During her service, Diamond faced air attacks and engaged in various operations, including the bombardment of the Italian seaplane base at Bomba, Libya, on August 23. Tragically, while evacuating troops from Nauplia on the evening of April 26, 1941, Diamond was attacked and ultimately sunk along with HMS Wryneck, a fellow destroyer that came to her aid.

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: 29 - 09 - 1931
Launched: 08 - 04 - 1932
Displacement: 1,375 tons
Length: 329 ft
Speed: 36 knots
Range: 5,870 nautical miles
Propulsion: x2 Shafts, x2 Steam turbines, x3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Complement: 145
Fate: Sunk 1941
Classification: D Class destroyer


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