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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 - September 27

1938Seal (N37)Launched
1938Talisman (N78)Laid Down
1939Seal (N37)HMS Seal ended her 2nd war patrol at Aden
1940Unique (N95)Completed
1941Tetrarch (N77)HMS Tetrarch sinks the Greek sailing vessel Panagiotis Kramottos with gunfire south-west of Milos Island, Greece.
1941Upright (N89)HMS Upright torpedoed and sank the Italian torpedo boat Albatros 8 nautical miles north-west of Cape Rasocolmo near Milazzo, Sicily, Italy.
1941Una (N87)Completed
1942Umbra (P35)HMS Umbra torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Francesco Barbaro some 50 nautical miles south-west of Cape Marathia, Zakynthos Island, Greece.
1943Uproar (P31)HMS Uproar torpedoes and further damages the grounded German tanker Champagne off Bastia, Corsica, France.
1944Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough sinks a small Japanese vessel north of Sumatra.
1944Vigorous (P74)HMS Vigorous torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Salomea and the German ferry SF 121 off Kassandra, Greece.
1962OnyxLaid Down
1965HMCS OnondagaHMCS Onondaga launched Chatham UK

Lastest Comments
24.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
William Bell wrote:
    My old pal, Bobby Potts was the steward on Sidon. He told me he'd just stepped off the gangway to go inboard on an errand when the explosion occurred. Sadly Bobby died in 1976 from a heart attack. Best friend ever. UP SPIRITS...
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    There was a Petty Officer from the Royal Canadian Navy on board, Laverne D McLeod....
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    12 crew members died, but the 13th was a doctor, Surgeon Lieutenant Charles Rhodes, went on board after the explosion to assist the injured....
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Merlin wrote:
    The SA stands for "Single Armature" The engine was used to provide power for the electric motors which provided the drive. These were reversible....
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Michael wrote:
    You say above about H1-H10 "the main engines were of American design two in number eight cylinder vertical SA diesel of 480 bhp total at 375 rev/min, they were non-reversible." Does "non-reversible" mean that the engine could not reverse or that the propulsion had no reverse gear? I am trying to un...