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 - September 1

1903A5Laid Down
1903A6Laid Down
1903A7Laid Down
1903A8Laid Down
1917H42Laid Down
1939Seal (N37)Seal is on passage from the U.K. to the Far East to join the 1st submarine flotilla based there
1940Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Sancte Michael with gunfire in the Bay of Biscay near Brest, France.
1940Tuna (N94)HMS Tuna fires torpedoes at a submarine in the North Sea about 175 nautical east of Dundee, Scotland. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
1941X3Laid Down
1943Seneschal (P255)Laid Down
1944Sirdar (P226)HMS Sirdar sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire north-west of Sumatra.
1944Sirdar (P226)HMS Sirdar sinks the Japanese guardboat Kaiyo Maru No.5 with gunfire about 17 nautical miles south-east of Meulaboh, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.
1944Viking (P69)HMS Viking attacks a German convoy with torpedoes off Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes fired miss.
1959Cachalot (N83)Completed

Lastest Comments
24.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
William Bell wrote:
    My old pal, Bobby Potts was the steward on Sidon. He told me he'd just stepped off the gangway to go inboard on an errand when the explosion occurred. Sadly Bobby died in 1976 from a heart attack. Best friend ever. UP SPIRITS...
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    There was a Petty Officer from the Royal Canadian Navy on board, Laverne D McLeod....
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    12 crew members died, but the 13th was a doctor, Surgeon Lieutenant Charles Rhodes, went on board after the explosion to assist the injured....
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Merlin wrote:
    The SA stands for "Single Armature" The engine was used to provide power for the electric motors which provided the drive. These were reversible....
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Michael wrote:
    You say above about H1-H10 "the main engines were of American design two in number eight cylinder vertical SA diesel of 480 bhp total at 375 rev/min, they were non-reversible." Does "non-reversible" mean that the engine could not reverse or that the propulsion had no reverse gear? I am trying to un...