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This is the website of the Barrow-in-Furness Branch of the Submariners Association. The Premier UK resource on the internet for Submariners and anyone interested in the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

Vickers and Barrow are names synonymous with the development of the submarine. Hundreds of submarines covering virtually every class have been built for the Royal Navy and foreign Navies. This site is dedicated to not only to those who have served on Her Majesty's Submarines but also to those employees past and present whose skills and efforts have given pride to the phrase 'Barrow built' and made the name Vickers known and respected throughout the world.

On This Day - February 25

1880ResurgamThe world's first mechanically-driven submarine the 30-ton Resurgam, built by the Rev.George Garrett, an English clergyman, sank in a heavy swell 20 miles off Great Ormes Head near Llandudno north Wales, whilst being towed to Portsmouth.
1906B5Completed
1919H47Completed
1936Grampus (N56)Launched
1941Upright (N89)HMS Upright torpedoes and sinks the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz east off Sfax, Tunisia.
1941United (P44)Laid Down
1941Unruffled (P46)Laid Down
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay damages the Italian auxiliary minesweeper Monte Argentario with gunfire off Ajaccio, Corsica, France.
1944Tiptoe (P332)Launched
1945Trenchant (P331)HMS Trenchant sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1956Excalibur (S40)Launched
1967Renown (S26)Launched

Lastest Comments
01.02.17 on page Lieutenant Douglas Ramsden Attwood, DSC, Royal Navy Reserve
Thomas Lewis wrote:
    Hello Mike Attwood, Douglas Ramsden Attwood was one of my grandfather's brothers. My mother was married in May 1944, and told me that she was "given away" by her Uncle Carden, because her father was away on active service. Tom Lewis...
 
29.01.17 on page Sceptre (S104)
Stephen Lee wrote:
    I was privileged to attend the launch of Sceptre. At the time I worked for Leyland Trucks and one of our customers was Bradys of Barrow in Furness, who sourced me a ticket. Co-incidentally my home town was Wigan. I have since always felt an affinity for the Submarine Service, and very many years lat...
 
11.01.17 on page Pooped Aboard HMS Artful
Lynne Brayne wrote:
    I'm very sad that Les is no longer with us as I contacted him back in 2010. Unfortunately I then became poorly with kidney disease and didn't keep up the contact. My Dad, George Graves was on this same expedition and I have a photo of them all on the boat which pulled alongside, as Les mentioned he...
 
03.01.17 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Blood (brian) Reed wrote:
    Can you tell me Tally-Ho's Fin/Pennant number, I might be able to help....
 
22.12.16 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Derek Vincent wrote:
    Hi Ken, Tally-Ho was never converted, therefore no fin!! Hope this helps....