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 - October 21
|1918||Last torpedo of WWI||The final German torpedo of World War I was fired in the Irish Sea sinking a small British merchant ship the Saint Barcham and drowning its eight crewmen.|
|1937||1937 - 1978: Maidstone (F44)||Launched|
|1941||Rorqual (N74)||HMS Rorqual lays 10 mines off Isola dei Cavoli off south-east Sardinia.|
|1942||Graph (P715)||While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, HMS Graph attacks but misses the German submarine U-333 with four torpedoes about 50 nautical miles north-north-east of Cape Ortegal, Spain.|
|1944||Spark (P236)||HMS Spark arrives at Trincomalee to join the Eastern Fleet.|
|1944||Tantivy (P319)||While operating in Makassar Strait HMS Tantivy sinks with gunfire, eight small Japanese vessels.|
|2016||Dreadnought (S126)||First of class name officially announced of Trafalgar Day, which was also the day the first Dreadnought submarine was launched by HM Queen, the first nuclear powered submarine in the Royal Navy.|