HNoMS Rose K102

Manufactured by William Simons & Co. Ltd in Renfrew, Flower-class corvettes like Rose differed from earlier, more traditional sail-driven corvettes. The term “corvette” originated with the French to denote a category of small warships; although the Royal Navy adopted it temporarily, its use was discontinued in 1877.

Amid the rushed preparations for war in the late 1930s, Winston Churchill revived the corvette classification, requiring a designation for smaller ships employed in escort duties, in this instance based on a whaling vessel’s design. The collective term “flower” was assigned to denote this class of ships, which, within the Royal Navy, were named after blossoming plants.

This concept was championed by Admiral Percy W. Nelles. Typically, sponsors were closely linked with the community for which the ship was named. Royal Navy corvettes were engineered as escorts for open sea missions, while Canadian corvettes were tailored for coastal auxiliary roles, a trait underscored by their minesweeping equipment. Over time, modifications were made to Canadian corvettes to enhance their performance in open sea environments.

HNoMS Rose sunk on 26 October 1944 in a collission with the British frigate HMS Manners, not to make light of the situation but one could argue the whole sorry event was quite bad manners.

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: 03 - 09 - 1940
Launched: 22 - 09 - 1941
Displacement: 940 long tons
Length: 205 ft
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 5,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: x2 S.E boilers
Complement: 96
Fate: Sunk 1944
Classification: Flower class


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