HMS Mallow K81

HMS Mallow, a Flower-class corvette, served in the Royal Navy from 1940 to 1944 and then with the Royal Yugoslav Navy-in-exile from 1944 to 1945, renamed Nada during Yugoslav service.  

Armed with a 4-inch Mk IX naval gun and additional armaments added later, she escorted 80 convoys and sank a German U-boat while with the British, and 18 convoys while with the Yugoslavs. After the war, she briefly served in the Yugoslav Navy as Nada and Partizanka before returning to the Royal Navy in 1949. She was later transferred to the Egyptian Navy as El Sudan, serving until her decommissioning in 1975.

Originating from a design by Smiths Dock Company, Mallow had an overall length of 205 feet and a crew of 85. Powered by steam engines, she could reach 16 knots and had a range of 3,450 nautical miles. Initially armed with a 4-inch gun, depth charge throwers, and machine guns, her armament was upgraded during the war to include anti-aircraft cannons, depth charges, and radar.

Commissioned in July 1940, Mallow escorted numerous convoys from Liverpool, engaging in notable actions such as sinking a U-boat in 1941.

Transferred to Yugoslav service in 1944, she was involved in convoy escorts between Gibraltar and Egypt. Returned to the Royal Navy in 1949, she was later transferred to the Egyptian Navy and decommissioned in 1975.

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: 14 - 11 - 1939
Launched: 22 - 05 - 1940
Displacement: 925 long tons
Length: 205 ft
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 3,450 nautical miles
Propulsion: x1 Shaft, x1 4 Cylinder triple expansion steam engine
Complement: 85
Fate: Striken 1975
Classification: Flower class


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