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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 - November 20

1917H33Laid Down
1917H34Laid Down
1917H47Laid Down
1939Undine (N48)HMS Undine departed Rosyth for Blyth where she arrived later the same day.
1940Unbeaten (N93)Completed
1943Sibyl (P217)HMS Sibyl sinks two Greek sailing vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Saloniki, Greece.
1944Spark (P236)HMS Spark sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the Mergui Archipelago, Burma.
1944Tally-Ho (P317)HMS Tally-Ho sinks the Japanese auxiliary minelayer Ma 4 about 30 nautical miles east of the southern tip of Great Nicobar Island.
1976Sceptre (S104)Launched
2009Astute (S119)Arrived at Faslane for the first time.

The submarine's arrival on the Clyde marks the beginning of a process that will see Faslane become the UK's sole operating submarine base over the next decade.
Lastest Comments
18.11.19 on page Andrew (P423)
ANDREW MCCOLL wrote:
    in the early 1950's I came across the HMS ANDREW,at ROTHESAY BAY,Isle of BUTE,where it was moored next to the then resident Submarine Supply ship HMS MONTCALME, my Father who was in the ROYAL NAVY during the second World War as a Radar Operator on HMS ULSTER QUEEN,a converted CRUISER,which operated ...
 
11.11.19 on page Upstart (P65)
Michael Griffiths wrote:
    P 65 Upstart was transferred to the Greek Navy as Y 11 Amfitriti. It was P 59 Untiring that transferred to the Greek Navy as Y 10 Xifias. Sources based on Jane's Fighting Ships tend to get the two boats muddled up as JFS 1954-1955 (maybe others too) got it wrong. Hool & Nutter "Damned Un-Engl...
 
05.11.19 on page Thunderbolt (N25)
Andrew Barnes,formerly Cook wrote:
    Please note Stanley Cook was an Electrical Artificer...
 
16.10.19 on page Rorqual (S02)
Andy Anderson wrote:
    Served on this broken down death trap from 1973 to 1974. Too many break downs when dived and when surfaced. The scars of the poor sole that lost his life when the lub oil separator disintegrated were still on the engine room door. What was outstanding was the comraderey oh how I miss it 40 years on...
 
01.08.19 on page G8
Knud Jakobsen wrote:
    Sea War Museum Jutland, Denmark, has found the submarine in Skagerrak in 2019. It lies at a depth of 100 meters with the bow pointing towards Tees, indicating that it was heading home, when it sank. The wreck is heavily corroded, and in several places it is possible to look into the submarine. Ther...