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 - August 20

1915G5A member of the crew of Submarine G5 is reported to have taken ill and died. He was: Chief ERA Edwin J Philpotts 269254
1917E47Lost for reasons unknown.
1934Grampus (N56)Laid Down
1940Cachalot (N83)Torpedoed and sunk U-51 in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, France.
1940Undaunted (N55)Launched
1941Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher sinks the Greek sailing vessel San Stefano with gunfire off Cape Malea, Greece.
1941Unique (N95)HMS Unique torpedoes and sinks the Italian troop tansport Esperia 11 nautical miles off the Tripoli lighthouse, Libya.
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Enotria 5 nautical miles off Cape San Vito, Italy.
1944Satyr (P214)HMS Satyr fires four torpedoes against the German merchants Bochum and Emma Sauber off Skudesnes, Norway. All torpedoes missed their targets.
2015Artful (S121)Arrived at Faslane for the first time

Lastest Comments
07.08.17 on page Wadding - Escape from 603ft
Hamish Jones wrote:
    the world record set in 1987 was completed by WO. Norman Cook MBE and PO. Hamish Jones BEM Can't find any reference to this world record ...
02.08.17 on page P36
carol clare wrote:
    My father was chief engineer on P36 and was one of the men left in charge whilst she was in Silema creek in April 1942. He has written about her sinking in his memoirs, a copy of which is in the Submarine museum in Gosport. His name was Kenneth Harcourt England, and his book is "All at Sea" - memoi...
02.07.17 on page Explorer
Andrew Coulthard wrote:
    Thank you for this interesting and detailed account of the HTP experimental submarine programme. Capt. O. J. Coulthard, my grandfather, was master of the RFA Spabeck from April 1961 and this tells us more about his career at sea....
23.06.17 on page Disaster Beneath the Waves
Keith Hallam wrote:
    Snort masts had a snort mast locking pin on the side of the fin some way above the casing, certainly higher than the 3ft height of the break off point. So this means that the locking pin wasn't engaged? This leads me to three scenarios.... 1. They had forgotten to engage the locking pin after raisi...
12.06.17 on page The Demise Of Jack Tar
Norman Rickard wrote:
    Think Ginge has done a wonderful job of summing up "Jack" God bless you mate. RIP...