Daring-class Type 45 Destroyer
HMS Daring (D32) a Type 45 guided missile destroyer of the 'D' class built by BAE Systems Naval Ships and launched on 1 February 2006, by The Countess of Wessex. She officially entered service on 31 July 2010 and is the 7th ship to bear the name in Royal Navy service. She is equipped with Sea Viper anti-air missile system and SAMPSON multi-function radar with a range of 250 miles. Her arsenal includes 15 Aster short to medium range and 30 Aster long range missiles, with anti-ballistic capability. HMS Daring is 500 ft long with a displacement of 8,000 tons and a top speed of 29 knots.
Daring carried out exercises with the USS CARL VINSON, during the destroyer's first operational deployment in the Arabian Gulf during 2012. The painting shows this and is owned by the commanding officer.