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HMS Dornoch J173

HMS Dornoch is a Bangor-class mine dredger launched for the Royal Navy and served during the Second World War.  

The Bangor class must initially be a scale model of Halcyon-class mine dredger in the service of the Royal Navy. Their lack of size gives ships of this class low manoeuvring abilities at sea, which would be even worse than those of Flower-class corvettes.

Diesel engine versions are considered to have poorer maneuverability characteristics than low-speed reciprocating engine variants.  

Their low draft makes them unstable and their short hulls tend to bake the bow when used in the front sea. Bangor-class ships are also considered cramped for crew members, claming more than 60 officers and sailors in a ship initially planned for a total of 40 men4.  

The Dornoch is not included as an active unit in the October 1945 Navy list and was sold for dismantling.

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: 13 - 01 - 1941
Launched: 04 - 02 - 1942
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Fate: Sold, 1948
Classification: Bangor class minesweeper
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£125

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

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