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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 - May 26

18861886 - 1923: ArrogantLaunched
1915E11A torpedo from E11 struck the transport ship Stamboul and E11 dived to escape from shore-based artillery. This had been the first attack at Constantinople by an enemy vessel in more than 100 years. The Ell attack caused a major panic in the city.
1915H1Completed
1916E18E8 sights a group of German warships 25 miles NW of Steinort, E18 just behind E8, manages to blow the bow of the large German destroyer V100, a second torpedoed missed. E18 then escaped and headed off to Memel.
1917K10Completed
1940DunkirkStart of the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk
1943Sportsman (P229)HMS Sportsman fires 6 torpedoes at the French tanker Marguerite Finaly off southern France. The torpedoes however miss the target.
1976Splendid (S106)Ordered from Vickers, Barrow

Lastest Comments
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....
 
11.04.17 on page Upholder/Victoria Class Propulsion
Craig wrote:
    Excellent article. However the account of the flashover is slightly incorrect. I was the person looking into the Main Motor during the BIS crash reversal. (VSEL Commissioning Engr, it wasn't a "tiff"). I still have the hand-written reports of the incident (and the T-shirt!). As I recall, we propelle...
 
02.04.17 on page A Shotley Boy
victor john monan wrote:
    I have just read my dads story although sadly he passed away in 2001 but I am sure that what he endured helped make him the fantastic person he became....
 
01.02.17 on page Lieutenant Douglas Ramsden Attwood, DSC, Royal Navy Reserve
Thomas Lewis wrote:
    Hello Mike Attwood, Douglas Ramsden Attwood was one of my grandfather's brothers. My mother was married in May 1944, and told me that she was "given away" by her Uncle Carden, because her father was away on active service. Tom Lewis...
 
29.01.17 on page Sceptre (S104)
Stephen Lee wrote:
    I was privileged to attend the launch of Sceptre. At the time I worked for Leyland Trucks and one of our customers was Bradys of Barrow in Furness, who sourced me a ticket. Co-incidentally my home town was Wigan. I have since always felt an affinity for the Submarine Service, and very many years lat...