HMS Flirt P87

HMS Flirt, a destroyer built by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company under the 1896 – 1897 Naval Estimates, was part of a larger program including 20 destroyers.

She was equipped with triple expansion steam engines and had a top speed of 30 knots. Armed with a QF 12-pounder gun, five 6-pounder guns, and two torpedo tubes, she was laid down in September 1896 and launched in May 1897.

In service, she underwent various assignments and participated in the fleet review for King Edward VII’s coronation. During World War I, she served in anti-submarine and counter-mining patrols but was lost during a German raid in October 1916 off the Belgian coast.

Only a few survivors were rescued.

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: 05 - 09 - 1896
Launched: 15 - 05 - 1897
Displacement: 390 tons
Length: 220 ft
Speed: 30 knots
Range: 1,615 nautical miles
Propulsion: x4 Water tube boilers, x2 Steam engines
Complement: 60
Fate: Sunk 1916
Classification: Star class destroyer


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