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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 - May 19

1928Osiris (N67)Launched
1941Unbeaten (N93)HMS Unbeaten attacks the Italian merchant Silvio Scaroni off Tagiura, Libya with a spread of 4 torpedoes that miss the target.
1942Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Penelope about 5 nautical miles north-west of Monopoli, Italy.
1943Sportsman (P229)HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the French passenger ship Gnral Bonaparte off Nice, southern France.
1943Unbroken (P42)HMS Unbroken torpedoes and sinks the Italian pilot vessel F 20/Enrica 3 nautical miles off Pizzo Calabro.
1945Terrapin (P323)Survived a depth charge attack in the Pacific by Japanese surface craft
1945Scythian (P237)HMS Scythian sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1950Sidon (P259)Completed refit at Sheerness.
Lastest Comments
16.05.19 on page HM Submarine A5 (Forgotten Submariners)
Paul Jones wrote:
    PO 1st Class William John PRYOR was my Great Grandfather, he lived in St Helier Jersey with his wife and his two sons William Alfred Pryor (my Grandfather) and his brother (my great Uncle) Richard Davey Pryor. Uncle Dick remained on the Island and Pop joined the British Army in 1914 and enjoyed a ca...
 
09.05.19 on page Narwhal (S03)
Graham(George) Bourne wrote:
    Was an OEM1 on Narwhal in the Seventies. Can't remember to many names but can see the faces of the lads. Wacker Payne was the POEL, Ollie Windle was the skipper and we had a stoker called Basil who had a chopper motor bike. I think we did a trip to northern Norway at some stage and a round Britain...
 
07.05.19 on page Tetrarch (N77)
Patrick Pepper wrote:
    Good evening. I would like to say a big thank you for the information you have given here. I am researching my family and my uncle was leading seaman C/JX 145671 William Edward Pepper, lost on Tetrarch. I have read some conflicting reports that the wreck off Tabarka cannot be Tetrarch. Thank you ag...
 
12.04.19 on page 1928 - 1942: Medway (F25)
Robert Broderick wrote:
    S/M Dave Davis served on HMS Medway in 1942 and survived the sinking on the 30th June. Dave was a member of the Sittingbourne Branch RNA . Dave recentley crossed the bar aged 97yrs of age. Wondered if any other servivor is still around....
 
17.03.19 on page Submarine open day
Rubberlegs wrote:
    very very funny .....love chicken on a raft by Cyril Tawney by the way....