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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 - January 18

1915E10HMS E10 sailed from Harwich for operations NNW of Heligoland. No further contact was made with the submarine after parting company with HMS E5 at 1950 on the evening of the 18th. The recent discovery of the wreck of the submarine confirmed that she hit a mine. All hands were lost in this incident.
1916H6H6 became stranded on the Dutch Coast. The crew interned at Groningen.
1918P511Launched
1921L52Completed
1932Rainbow (N16)Completed
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Livorno about 15 nautical miles north-east of Cape Maleka, Crete.
1943Unseen (P51)HMS Unseen torpedoes and sinks the Italian naval auxiliary Sportivo 5 nautical miles bearing 20 of Zuara, Libya.
1945Shalimar (P242)HMS Shalimar sinks four Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire south of the Malakka Strait.

Lastest Comments
11.01.17 on page Pooped Aboard HMS Artful
Lynne Brayne wrote:
    I'm very sad that Les is no longer with us as I contacted him back in 2010. Unfortunately I then became poorly with kidney disease and didn't keep up the contact. My Dad, George Graves was on this same expedition and I have a photo of them all on the boat which pulled alongside, as Les mentioned he...
 
03.01.17 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Blood (brian) Reed wrote:
    Can you tell me Tally-Ho's Fin/Pennant number, I might be able to help....
 
22.12.16 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Derek Vincent wrote:
    Hi Ken, Tally-Ho was never converted, therefore no fin!! Hope this helps....
 
16.12.16 on page Tigris (N63)
Allan Klo wrote:
    13-09-1941: The "Richard With" was NOT a German merchant ship. It was a Norwegian passenger ship. Plain murder at sea, that´s what it was....
 
14.12.16 on page Dreadnought (S101)
D Charles wrote:
    Can any one conefirm that MEM (SM) Alexander Leckie was on HMS Dreadnought in 82 as part of the decommissioning team! Service No D159042T DOE 2 Mar 76 DOD 10 Sep 86 Reason 18 Months Notice Rank on MEM (SM)...