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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 20

1917K17Completed
1941P222Launched
1941Thule (P325)Laid Down
1941Tudor (P326)Laid Down
1942Unruffled (P46)HMS Unruffled torpedoes and sinks the Vichy-French merchant Liberia about 7 nautical miles north-east of Mahdia, Tunisia.
1942P614HMS P-614 attacks the German submarine U-408 with torpedoes in the Arctic Ocean. All torpedoes miss. The crew thought they had sunk the target and the skipper (Lt. Beckley) even received a DSO for the sinking.
1942Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller ended her 3rd war patrol at Beirut
1943Sirdar (P226)Completed
1944Sceptre (P215)HMS Sceptre torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian merchant Vela and the German minesweeper M 132 about 11 nautical miles west-south-west of Norway.
1945L26HMS L-26 scuttled Halifax approaches
1945Achates (P433)Launched

Lastest Comments
07.09.17 on page Cheese Ush
Malcolm Wheeler wrote:
    Made my day, asked a modern day RN Chef and other x RNers for a cheese Ush recipe only to be greeted with blank looks. Don't feed em like they did in my day. Just one question I take it arries are a tiffs word for taties? How much is needed?...
 
07.08.17 on page Wadding - Escape from 603ft
Hamish Jones wrote:
    the world record set in 1987 was completed by WO. Norman Cook MBE and PO. Hamish Jones BEM Can't find any reference to this world record ...
 
02.08.17 on page P36
carol clare wrote:
    My father was chief engineer on P36 and was one of the men left in charge whilst she was in Silema creek in April 1942. He has written about her sinking in his memoirs, a copy of which is in the Submarine museum in Gosport. His name was Kenneth Harcourt England, and his book is "All at Sea" - memoi...
 
02.07.17 on page Explorer
Andrew Coulthard wrote:
    Thank you for this interesting and detailed account of the HTP experimental submarine programme. Capt. O. J. Coulthard, my grandfather, was master of the RFA Spabeck from April 1961 and this tells us more about his career at sea....
 
23.06.17 on page Disaster Beneath the Waves
Keith Hallam wrote:
    Snort masts had a snort mast locking pin on the side of the fin some way above the casing, certainly higher than the 3ft height of the break off point. So this means that the locking pin wasn't engaged? This leads me to three scenarios.... 1. They had forgotten to engage the locking pin after raisi...