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 - February 25
|1880||Resurgam||The world's first mechanically-driven submarine the 30-ton Resurgam, built by the Rev.George Garrett, an English clergyman, sank in a heavy swell 20 miles off Great Ormes Head near Llandudno north Wales, whilst being towed to Portsmouth.|
|1941||Upright (N89)||HMS Upright torpedoes and sinks the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz east off Sfax, Tunisia.|
|1941||United (P44)||Laid Down|
|1941||Unruffled (P46)||Laid Down|
|1943||Torbay (N79)||HMS Torbay damages the Italian auxiliary minesweeper Monte Argentario with gunfire off Ajaccio, Corsica, France.|
|1945||Trenchant (P331)||HMS Trenchant sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.|