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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 - December 8

1914G9Laid Down
19191907 - 1951: Lucia (F27)Recommissioned
1938Tribune (N76)Launched
1940Triton (N15)Lost

HMS Triton left Malta for a patrol in the lower Adriatic and the Straits of Otranto on 28th November 1940. At 0540 on 6th December an SOS from the Italian merchant vessel Olimpia was intercepted. Triton immediately set of to intercept her and seems to have made a successful attack before she was her self destroyed in a counter attack by two Italian Torpedo boats. There are also reports that the Italian Torpedo boat Clio may have sunk Triton. This attack is reported to have happened several days after Triton should have left the area and is therefore met with some scepticism
1941WIIBritain declared war against Japan.
1942Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 33 mines off Bizerte, Tunisia.
1942Shakespeare (P221)Launched
1942Untamed (P58)Launched
19441927 - 1957: Alaunia (F17)Sold to the Admiralty for conversion to a repair ship
1981Tireless (S88)Laid Down

Lastest Comments
07.12.16 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Ken Stockley wrote:
    Hi, For some time now, I have been trying like mad to get a photo of Tally Ho! on which I did my sea training on out of Blockhouse/Dolphine, and just can't find one with the fin. Plenty of the WW2 version, I even have one when she was laid up in Birkenhead after the war, never realising I would s...
 
02.12.16 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Barrie Downer wrote:
    I'm not sure that two comments count as numerous. The item does not claim that TURBULENT has been found. The boat had been ordered to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea and failed to return on the due date. The VC was gazetted two months later and is reported as posthumous in all references I have read...
 
29.11.16 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Christopher Morgan-Jones wrote:
    There are numerous faults with this piece. Firstly the wreck has never been found and it is unilikely Turbulent was in the area. Secondly the award was not posthumous. The award was Gazetted whilst the boat was still missing and Linton technically alive....
 
07.10.16 on page Sea Scout (P253)
Nick Messinger wrote:
    The photo on the left shows Sea Scout alongside the training ship HMS Worcester in 1959. I was a cadet on board her at the time and there was great excitement when Sea Scout arrived, commanded by an Old Boy of the ship. later as an RNR / P&O deck officer, I volunteered for submarines and serve...
 
28.09.16 on page C21
Terence Barge wrote:
    I am looking for the action on the 6th of July 1918...