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 - August 12

1917Panama CanalSubmarines HMCS CC 1 and CC 2 along with depot ship HMCS Shearwater become first ships flying the White Ensign to transit the Panama Canal
1922C16The previously recovered and refitted submarine was sold for scrap to C A Beard of Upnor
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay attacks an Italian convoy 4 nautical miles west of Benghazi, Libya. The four torpedoes fired against the Italian merchants Bosforo and Iseo all miss their targets and Torbay is heavily depth charged following this attack.
1942Unshaken (P54)HMS Unshaken sinks the German merchant Georg L.M. Russ off Norway
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise lays a minefield (46 mines) off Ras el Tin, Libya and torpedoes and sinks the Italian transport Ogaden 9 nautical miles from Ras el Tin, Libya.
1945Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough sinks the Malaysian sailing vessel Palange with gunfire off Bali.
2000KurskThe Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during naval exercises in the Barents Sea
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