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

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 - July 7

1917L69Laid Down
1940Olympus (N35)HMS Olympus bombed & damaged by Italian aircraft while in dock at Malta
1941Sealion (N72)HMS Sealion sinks the French fishing vessels Gustav Eugene and Gustav Jeanne with gunfire off Ushant.
1941Urge (N17)Damage was claimed on a 9,000 ton Merchant Vessel in position 37`48'N 15`21'E
1943Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual torpedoes and sinks the German tanker Wilhemsburg about 5 nautical miles west of Tenedos Island, Greece.
1943Sea Rover (P218)Completed
1943Sidon (P259)Laid Down
1944Sturdy (P248)HMS Sturdy sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Siam.
1945Sidon (P259)Having left the Holy Loch in April 1945 for passage to the Far East to join the 8th Submarine Flotilla. She diverted to Fremantle to repair battery defects en-route. Sidon departed Fremantle to commence her 2nd patrol. Soon after departing, one of her engines developed a defect and she called in at Onslow to rectify this. The patrol was mainly for air-sea rescue duties.
1945Sea Scout (P253)HMS Sea Scout sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.
19491911 - 1949: Alecto (J10)Scrapped at Faslane
1992Vengance (S31)Boat Ordered from Vickers
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