Fort-class Fleet Replenishment Vessel
RFA Fort Victoria (A387) is a Fort Victoria-class replenishment oiler, built by Harland & Wolff, launched on 4 May 1990 and commissioned on 24 June 1994. Named after Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight. She has a complement of 95 RFA, 15 RN, 24 RNSTS and 154 RN Air Squadron personnel. Capable of supplying ammunition, fuel, food and oil. Since 2010, she has operated in the Indian Ocean as part of the combined NATO
Force, known as Operation Ocean Shield and has been involved in several anti-piracy actions. On 11 October 2011 along with the USS De Wert, she secured the release of the Italian MV Montecristo, which had been hijacked by Somali pirates - the painting depicts this particular action and was commissioned by the commanding officer.