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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 - February 19

1902A1Laid Down
1908C13Completed
1916F3Launched
1919H44Launched
1919L24Launched
1937Undine (N48)Laid Down
1937Unity (N66)Laid Down
1937Ursula (N59)Laid Down
1940Sunfish (N81)HMS Sunfish fired four torpedoes at the German submarine U-14 about 30 nautical miles north-west of Helgoland, Germany. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
1941Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the French merchant Jacobsen off Bayonne and the French merchant Guilvinec about 90 nautical miles south-west of the mouth of the Gironde estuary.
1942Truant (N68)HMS Truant fires 6 torpedoes against the Japanese light cruiser Nagara north of Bali, Netherlands East Indies. All torpedoes missed.
1943Saracen (P247)HMS Saracen damages two sailing vessels with gunfire at Cervo, Liguria, Italy.
1944Unsparing (P55)HMS Unsparing torpedoes and damages the German merchant Peter in the Aegean north of Skiathos Island.
1974Sceptre (S104)Laid Down
Lastest Comments
02.02.19 on page HMS Seraph: Star of film and books
david powell wrote:
    My father worked on the seraph whilst she was being dismantled at Wards shipbreakers at Briton Ferry. Apparently an American turned up and bought her nameplate for £50.00. Whilst being dismantled there was an explosion with a loss of life...
 
15.01.19 on page Tarpon (N17)
Hazel Parkes wrote:
    My grandmother Eliza Howarth ne Tatlock lost her son James Tatlock on the HMS Tarpon no c/ssx.16071 .She was notified on 29th may 1940 he was presumed dead as all hope had been given up. Its a comfort to read the informatio about his final resting place. Thankyou. Anne Parkes ( neice)...
 
03.01.19 on page Pussers Pot Mess
Gervais Coryton wrote:
    Excellent recipe! Should be accompanied by Periscope Cheese (tainted by diesel and boiled cabbage!). Submitted by 'Skin' ex-Torpedo Officer, HMS/M Oberon....
 
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...