HMS Turquoise H02

Turquoise was among the sixty-seven S class (or Shikari class)destroyers constructed for the Royal Navy as World War I drew to a close. Completed post-war, they were divided into three distinct groups. The Admiralty S class, comprising 55 vessels (excluding two canceled ones), was built in two batches ordered in May and June 1917. Additionally, seven ships were constructed to a unique design by Yarrow, while another five followed a different design by Thornycroft. All these vessels featured two funnels, an elongated fo’c’sle, and an unusually positioned tall bridge behind the break in the main deck. While most of these ships were commissioned after World War I, only eleven survived to serve in World War II.

On 17 January 1921, Turquoise collided with Tourmaline near Ryde Pier as both ships departed Portland to join the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla for a three-month cruise with the Atlantic Fleet. Subsequently, they had to proceed to Portsmouth to await necessary repairs.

Turquoise was recommissioned on 16 July 1921 but was then decommissioned into the Rosyth Maintenance Reserve on 17 November 1927.

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: Circa 1917
Launched: 09 - 11 - 1918
Displacement: 1,000 tons
Length: 265 ft
Speed: 32.5 knots
Range: 2,750 nautical miles
Propulsion: x2 Shafts, x2 Geared turbines, x3 Yarrow boilers
Complement: 90
Fate: Sold 1932
Classification: Shikari class anti submarine


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