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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 - December 12

1917P511Laid Down
1939Salmon (N65)German liner Bremen arrives at Bremerhaven from Murmansk, having evaded the British blockade. Bremen was intercepted by HMS Salmon but the submarine observed the then current rules of engagement and surfaced to order Bremen to heave-to. However, a German flying boat appeared and Salmon was forced to dive and Bremen escaped
1939Seahorse (S98)HMS Seahorse was undocked.
1939Undine (N48)HMS Undine was docked at Blyth.
1940Urge (N17)Completed
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks the Greek sailing vessel P III with gunfire north-west of Suda Bay, Crete.
1941Utmost (N19)HMS Utmost attacks the Italian merchant Fabio Filzi in the Gulf of Taranto but miss the target.
1942Vampire (P72)HMS Vamire was depth charged and sunk by the Italian MTB Fortunale off Naples.
1942P222HMS P222 sunk by depth charging.

HMS P222 left Gib for patrol off Naples on 30th November 1942. Messages were received from her on 7th December, but after that no more was heard. P222 failed to arrive at Algiers on her due date of 21st December, and the Italians claimed to have sunk a submarine by depth charge on the 12th December. This is the most probable cause of the submarines loss but there has been no conformation.
1942P512HMS P-512 lost a man overboard off Pictou NS
1944Subtle (P251)HMS Subtle sinks three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
Lastest Comments
27.11.18 on page E15
Tim Cornish wrote:
    Able Seaman Frederick John Cornish was my Great Uncle. He joined the Navy in 1910 when he was 17 years old. He was on the E8 before joining the E15 on 1 April 1915. He was first reported as being captured after the E15 ran aground, but it seems the Secretary of State worked with the US Ambassador to...
10.11.18 on page E15
Jenny Mitchell wrote:
    Ernest Mitchell was my husband's great Uncle. Ernest and his younger brother Albert were orphaned as small boys. Ernest was taken from his home in Salisbury to live with an Aunt in Taunton. His brother was placed in an orphanage in London. Albert always said that he was an only child. Tracing the fa...
19.10.18 on page 1912 - 1929: Maidstone
Noel Baker wrote:
    My grandfather Thomas George Baker was a ships writer on HMS Maidstone from 15 Oct 1912 to 29 Oct 1913. He was married on June 3 1913 in Campden Hill, London; and subsequently invalided out on December 13 1913. Any information about him would be very appreciated...
01.09.18 on page Pooped Aboard HMS Artful
    Les Willcox is my Dad and this article gives me a rare insight into his younger years.Sadly missed and a great supporter of the Submariner's Association....
31.08.18 on page Sunfish (N81)
L. Forrester wrote:
    My grandfather cpo telegraphist Sidney Ravensdale was lost as he was accompanying the sub with the Russian crew when they were sunk by coastal raf mistake, he seemed to be only British person on board, don’t know why he was the only one who went...