This is one of 4 Vanguard Class submarines.
Vanguard, Victorious, Vigilant and Vengeance were all built in Barrow-in-Furness
SubArt was pleased
to be contacted in March 2007 by Commander Tom Hernam who was delighted to
"rediscover" this painting here on this site "...during a long night watch in
He has kindly
allowed me to publish his email on this page:
In the words of Tom Herman:
"It was I (as Commander SM1) who
commissioned Evening Sailing by Frank Grenier as a leaving present for Captain J W R Harris when was
superseded as Captain SM of the First Submarine Squadron in Faslane.
"I think it was 1996 but it may have been 1995. He has the original
but Admiral Frank produced the limited edition prints for us to buy.
"I am delighted it is still selling. Admiral Grenier was, before
becoming a very successful artist and glass engraver, Flag Officer Submarines and I think it is unique that such a picture was painted
by such an eminent submariner."