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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 - June 22

1908A13Completed
1915D4D4 sank the German minelayer Bielefeld
1917L18Laid Down
1940Tribune (N76)HMS Tribune makes a torpedo attack on an enemy merchant off Standlandet, Norway. All torpedoes missed.
1941Union (N56)HMS Union torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Pietro Querini about 30 nautical miles west-south-west of Lampedusa Island
1941Severn (N52)HMS Severn fires torpedoes at an enemy submarine in the Gulf of Naples.
1944Universal (P57)HMS Universal torpedoes and sinks the German merchants President Dal Piaz and Canosa off Cassis, southern France.
1945Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher sinks three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Siam.
1945Vivid (P77)HMS Vivid sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1967HMCS OnondagaHMCS Onondaga commissioned
1968HMCS Okanagan HMCS Okanagan commissioned
2015Saracen (P247)The remains of Saracen were found seventy two years after it was scuttled off the coast of Corsica. Photographs of HMS Saracen lying hundreds of feet below the surface of the Mediterranean were released by Guido Gay, an Italian engineer, following a two year search.

Lastest Comments
12.06.17 on page The Demise Of Jack Tar
Norman Rickard wrote:
    Think Ginge has done a wonderful job of summing up "Jack" God bless you mate. RIP...
 
12.06.17 on page The Demise Of Jack Tar
Andy (Dusty) Miller wrote:
    This is the best description of Jack I have seen. So much is true and it is sad that The Demise Of Jack Tar has, to a great extent, come to pass. Soon, only us oldies will remember Jack, even if we can't compete with him any longer....
 
10.06.17 on page The Loss of HMS D3
Jennifer Cromie wrote:
    Hi, The signaller on the D3 Paul Aspinal was my Uncle and I am hoping to mark the 100year anniversary next year with members of our family, so any new information would be welcome. Best Wishes Jennifer Cromie...
 
27.05.17 on page A Lean & Unwashed Tiffy
Jeff Nesbitt wrote:
    Missing the last verse. Going back to Jago's Mansions There to end me life onshore Join up with them barrack stanchions Go RA for ever more Go RA........... for ever more...
 
26.04.17 on page Valiant (S102)
Barlow, Albert wrote:
    Conflicting route in the above which way did Valiant sail the 12,000 mines underwater. Top piece one way, later the opposite direction....