Duke-class Type 23 Frigate
Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd on the River Clyde, in Scotland and launched in June 1994 by Lady Elspeth Layard, wife of the then 2nd Sea Lord Admiral and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command Admiral Sir Michael Layard. She entered service in 1996. HMS Somerset tasked with escorting a Russian Kilo-class submarine Krasnodar in May 2017 as it transited the English Channel. The painting depicts this event
Somerset was awarded the ‘Fleet Frigate Effectiveness Trophy’ for 2017.