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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 - July 24

1915E21Launched
1929Rainbow (N16)Laid Down
1929Rover (N62)Laid Down
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Dandolo 2.5 nautical miles north-west of Barone, eastern Sicily.
1941Upright (N89)HMS Upright fires two torpedoes at the Italian floating drydock GO 22 off Cape dell'Armi. The torpedoes miss and Upright is heavily depth charged by the escorts.
1941Urge (N17)In position 38`15'N 13`24'E a 2,500 ton Tanker was missed.
1942Unbeaten (N93)HMS Unbeaten torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Vettor Pisani off Argostoli, Greece.
1943Unrivalled (P45)HMS Unrivalled sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper R 172/Impero with gunfire off Amantea, Italy.
1945Sidon (P259)Sidon was diverted to search for the crew of an American Liberator which had come down off Siagon, in conjunction with USS Submarine Hammerhead and US aircraft. After 4 days of searching she recovered 2nd Lt Stanley Reed USAAF. He had been adrift for 5 days with little food & water. He had drifted 287 miles from the ditching position. In the words of the patrol report, "The joy on his face when he saw Sidon amply repaid all the fruitless searching and false hopes we had experienced."
1945Sea Dog (P216)HMS Seadog sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
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