HMS Elgin J39

HMS Elgin was a Hunt-class minesweeper of the Aberdare sub-class constructed for the Royal Navy during World War I. She was not completed in time to serve in the conflict.

The Aberdare sub-class featured enlarged versions of the original Hunt-class ships and were equipped with more powerful armaments.

HMS Elgin was built by William Simons & Company at their shipyard in Renfrew. Initially named Troon, she was renamed before her launch to avoid potential confusion with ships named after coastal locations.

On May 4, 1944, Elgin was nine miles east of the Isle of Portland when she struck an acoustic mine, which caused severe damage.  

She was subsequently towed to Portsmouth and scrapped in 1945.

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: 03 - 03 - 1919
Displacement: 800 long tons
Length: 213 ft
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 1500 nautical miles
Propulsion: x2 Shafts, x2 Vertical triple expansion steam engines
Complement: 74
Fate: Scrapped 1945
Classification: Hunt class minesweeper


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