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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 - January 23

1905A8Launched
1906B8Launched
1917E50Completed
1918H50Laid Down
1920L71Completed
1940Seal (N37)HMS Seal ended her 6th war patrol at Rosyth.
1943Unbending (P37)HMS Unbending torpedoes and damages the Italian passenger/cargo ship Viminale and sinks the Italian tug Luni south-east of Capo dell' Armi, Italy.
1943Unruffled (P46)HMS Unruffled sinks the Italian sailing vessel Amabile Carolina off Hammamet, Tunisia.
1943Vox (P67)Launched
1945Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 12 mines from her torpedo tubes (minefield ML 027) off the Andaman Islands.
1960TriesteBathyscaph Trieste descends to deepest part of the ocean, Marianas Trench
19681937 - 1978: Maidstone (F44)Sailed to join reserve at Plymouth

Lastest Comments
18.01.18 on page The Silent Deep
Keith Hallam wrote:
    All 4 A-boats in Singapore 1962 – 1965 had Sonar 186. (I was Outside Killick then Stoker PO in Amphion, Skipper was LtCdr 'Ahab' Andrews). I assumed most A-boats had them? We exercised in the South China Sea a lot, going round in very big circles at 3 knots listening, sweating cobs. No aircon on. ...
 
07.01.18 on page 1967 - 1996: Resolution Class
Dinger Bell wrote:
    I was killick chef on H.M.S. Renown (P) from building group in Cammell Laird from March 68 until 1972. It was an exciting time for us old diesel boats salties and perhaps a little daunting. The thought of uniform as opposed to pirate rig and no jollies was a wee bit of a difficult concept. Fears and...
 
20.12.17 on page Artemis (P449)
john martin wrote:
    just uploaded 2 pics of artemis in 1964 prior to making film voyage north I was the signal man onboard at the time pics given to all crew by rhr productions who did the filming john ...
 
16.12.17 on page G7
Charlotte Bleh wrote:
    I am the granddaughter of David James Thomas torpedoman lost on the G7. Thank you for finding my grandfathers resting place My grandmother loved him all her life. They were married in Dundee 1916 my mother born 1917. He was my first hero. God bless you....
 
06.12.17 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Captain D M Tall OBE RN wrote:
    I was privileged to command TURBULENT's successor. I note from the article that Linton's TURBULENT sailed from Algiers on 3 Feb 1943 and there was no further contact from her thereafter. I have a letter from one of the crew, Stoker Joe Tunnell, to his mum and dad dated 23 Feb 1943 and so the ...