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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 - July 26

1915E16HMS E16 torpedoed destroyer V188 off the German Coast on 26 July 1915.
1917L20Laid Down
1918H41Launched
1918R8Completed
1940Thames (N71)HMS Thames torpedoes and sinks the German torpedo boat Luchs in the North Sea.
1940P33Laid Down
1942Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher is bombed in error by a British Swordfish aircraft off Port Said, Egypt. She is under repair for about a month due to the damage sustained.
1943Safari (P211)HMS Safari fires three torpedoes at the French (German controlled) tanker Champagne off Piombino, Toscane, Italy. All torpedoes missed.
1944Virtue (P75)HMS Virtue fires four torpedoes at the German sailing vessel Doxa off Suda Bay, Crete. All torpedoes miss.
1945Sea Dog (P216)HMS Seadog sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with demolition charges in the Strait of Malacca.
1950Artful (P456)In dockyard hands for repairs to fire damage to the Control Room.

Lastest Comments
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...
 
12.06.17 on page The Demise Of Jack Tar
Norman Rickard wrote:
    Think Ginge has done a wonderful job of summing up "Jack" God bless you mate. RIP...
 
12.06.17 on page The Demise Of Jack Tar
Andy (Dusty) Miller wrote:
    This is the best description of Jack I have seen. So much is true and it is sad that The Demise Of Jack Tar has, to a great extent, come to pass. Soon, only us oldies will remember Jack, even if we can't compete with him any longer....
 
10.06.17 on page The Loss of HMS D3
Jennifer Cromie wrote:
    Hi, The signaller on the D3 Paul Aspinal was my Uncle and I am hoping to mark the 100year anniversary next year with members of our family, so any new information would be welcome. Best Wishes Jennifer Cromie...