HMS ASTUTE (S119) Laid down at BAE's submarine facility at Barrow-in-Furness on 31 January 2001 and launched on 8 June 2007 by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. HMS Astute is powered by a Rolls-Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor, she is designed to achieve a top speed while submerged of 29 knots. As first of the ASTUTE class, she has completed extensive trials and become a fully operational submarine, finishing training in early 2014. Described as 'more complex than the Space Shuttle', her class are proving to be the finest attack submarines in the world and with a length of 97 m (318 ft), they're the largest in Royal Navy service.
Armed with Tomahawk missiles and 38 Spearfish torpedoes, she packs a powerful punch and is home to a complement of 109.
The painting was commissioned and is owned by a former commanding officer.