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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 - October 19

1916L6Laid Down
1942Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher sinks the Italian tug Roma with gunfire off Stampalia, Greece.
1942Unbending (P37)HMS Unbending torpedoes and sinks the Italian destroyer Giovanni da Verazzano and the Italian merchant Beppe about 30 nautical miles south-west off Lampione Island.
1942Unbroken (P42)HMS Unbroken torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Titania north-west of Tripoi, Libya.
1942United (P44)HMS United torpedoes and damages the Italian tanker Petrarca about 20 nautical miles west of Lampedusa Island.
1942Terrapin (P323)Laid Down
1943Ultor (P53)HMS Ultor torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Aversa off Rapallo, Italy.
1944Stygian (P249)HMS Stygian sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off Penang.
1944Vagabond (P18)Launched
1948Artful (P456)Reduced to the Reserve.
2002Unicorn (S43)HMCS Windsor arrived Halifax for first time
Lastest Comments
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...
17.07.19 on page Wadding - Escape from 603ft
Ray Parker wrote:
    Crazy story. I went through the SETT at Ft. Blockhouse in 2007 and instructed at the SET in the US from 2006-2014. Your story is a great example of why it is so important the escapers don't get hung up. I remember a man who did escapes from around 600 feet that worked at the SETT named Mr. Wood, ...
13.07.19 on page Midget Submarines Canal Zone
Lynne wrote:
    My late father Alan (Ben) Beeney was a stoker on one if these x craft. He served on both Minnow and Sprat so I'm not sure which was he was on at the time. He told many a tale of his trip up the canal. Now on eternal watch ...
08.07.19 on page Seraph (P219)
Duncan wrote:
    My Uncle William (Bill) Garland had medals with HMS Seraph engraved around the edge, I saw a picture once of the ships crew assebled around the conning tower and looked right into his eyes..does anyone know anything about him please as he never spoke about his service..he was unusally tall for a sub...
10.06.19 on page Stratagem (P234)
John Edward Howlett wrote:
    My Uncle Reg was on board, it seems he survived the sinking but was executed the execution was registered on 31/12/44. If anyone has any information on this submarine or my Uncle Reginald Charles Howlett D/KX 16493 anything would be very much appreciated...