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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 - March 3

1904A5Launched
1904A6Launched
1906B6Completed
1909C35Laid Down
1909C36Laid Down
1917H23Laid Down
1917H25Laid Down
1937Tribune (N76)Laid Down
1941HMS ForthSubmarine depot ship HMS Forth arrived Halifax NS for service
1942Turbulent (N98)HMS Turbulent sinks the Greek sailing vessels Aghios Yonizov, Aghios Dyonysios and Evangelista with gunfire in Saloniki Bay.
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks the Italian sailing vessel Gesu Guiseppe E Maria with gunfire off Milazzo, Sicily, Italy.
1943Unbroken (P42)HMS Unbroken attacks the German destroyer Hermes with torpedoes about 20 nautical miles south of Cape Saprtivento. The torpedoes miss.
1944Sea Nymph (P223)HMS Sea Nymph fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Levante near Bodo, Norway. All torpedoes missed their target.
1944Sea Rover (P218)HMS Sea Rover sinks the Japanese Matsu Maru No.1 with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1971Dreadnought (S101)Dreadnought became the first British submarine to surface at the North Pole.
Lastest Comments
16.02.21 on page Oswald (N58)
Alex Underwood wrote:
    My Father was also a stoker on the Oswald. Frederick Underwood. He was also imprisoned and escaped with an Australian friend, who was shot dead by the Germans. My Father was recaptured and transported to a German POW camp for the rest of the war....
 
12.02.21 on page E16
Mark Foden wrote:
    My great uncle John Sampson Prior was aboard E16 wen she, was lost. He had been in the navy since 1909 and joined the sub one month b4 as a stoker. He was Buckland Monachorum in Devon. His mother was devastated and didn't change his room hoping he would come home. His name is on the memorial at crap...
 
08.02.21 on page Bombers Lament
Derek Jervis wrote:
    Good dit well done. The potato incident however was on the way back from DASO and they had been loaded on top of the ballast cans in one of the missile tubes. When dealing with a moisture in tube alarm, the drain valve was opened and noxious gas was detected ie from the rotten potatoes. Clear lower ...
 
05.02.21 on page Seahorse (S98)
Carolyn McFarland wrote:
    Thank you very much for putting together this information on HMS Seahorse. My uncle died on the submarine and is the last man mentioned in the submariner's list, Harry Spencer Windley, known by his family as Brian. My grandmother was devastated by his passing, he was her firstborn son, and I don’t...
 
23.01.21 on page E5
Keith Feay wrote:
    Hello, My wifes late mother was the daughter of petty officer stoker Francis Garratt Cowburn. The family have the certificate and bronze plaque given to serviceman lost in WW 1. He was born in the Altrincham area and was married in Manchester at the age of 25. Unfortunately we don't have a lot o...