HMS Heather K69

The HMS Heather was a Flower-class corvette built by the renowned Harland & Wolff shipyard, launched into the turbulent waters of history on September 17, 1940.

The crowning moment of Heather’s illustrious career came on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when she formed part of the escort force for the invasion fleet, playing a crucial role in the liberation of Europe.

The war ended, and HMS Heather, having served with distinction, was sold for scrap on May 22, 1947. She was dismantled at Grays, her steel hull echoing the silent stories of bravery, resilience, and sacrifice.

Botanical artist Nick De Maid collaborated with James Taylor to create this beautiful edition, further examples of his work can be found at nicholasdemaid.com.

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: 22 - 05 - 1940
Launched: 17 - 09 - 1940
Displacement: 940 tons
Length: 205 ft
Speed: 10 knots
Range: 3,500 nautical miles
Propulsion: x1 Shaft, x2 Water tube boilers x1, 4 cylinder triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
Complement: 40
Fate: Scrapped 1947
Classification: Flower class


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