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 - June 20

19121911 - 1949: Alecto (J10)Commissioned
19151951 - 1946: TalbotCompleted
1940Parthian (N75)Italian submarine Diamante is sunk by HMS Parthian off Tobruk.
1940Salmon (N65)HMS Salmon fires two torpedoes against a German convoy about 15 nautical miles south-west of Egersund, Norway. Both torpedoes missed their intended targets.
1940Clyde (N12)About 40 nautical miles north-west of the island of Halten, Norway. HMS Clyde hit the German battleship Gneisenau in the bow with one torpedo.
1940Tigris (N63)Completed
1943United (P44)HMS United torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Olbia about 20 nautical miles south of Cape Spartivento, Italy.
1943Volatile (P96)Launched
1944Storm (P233)HMS Storm attacks the German submarine U-1062 with torpedoes in the Malacca Strait. The torpedoes however miss their target. The u-boat had left Penang the previous day.
1944Ultor (P53)HMS Ultor torpedoes and sinks the German tug Cebre south of Cannes, southern France.
1944Urtica (P83)Completed
Lastest Comments
10.06.19 on page Stratagem (P234)
John Edward Howlett wrote:
    My Uncle Reg was on board, it seems he survived the sinking but was executed the execution was registered on 31/12/44. If anyone has any information on this submarine or my Uncle Reginald Charles Howlett D/KX 16493 anything would be very much appreciated...
22.05.19 on page Who gives a f***, it tastes good
3 Badgeman wrote:
    Been through all recipes. Reminded me of my days as a Jungly {FAA Term}, Pot Mess reminded me of returning from 2 weeks in the Snow to see Chef? opening tins of Bubby's Heads. Having lived on Chicken Supream, only flavour for Sailors Rat Packs, for 2 weeks was first in Queue for Bubby's Head to be g...
16.05.19 on page HM Submarine A5 (Forgotten Submariners)
Paul Jones wrote:
    PO 1st Class William John PRYOR was my Great Grandfather, he lived in St Helier Jersey with his wife and his two sons William Alfred Pryor (my Grandfather) and his brother (my great Uncle) Richard Davey Pryor. Uncle Dick remained on the Island and Pop joined the British Army in 1914 and enjoyed a ca...
09.05.19 on page Narwhal (S03)
Graham(George) Bourne wrote:
    Was an OEM1 on Narwhal in the Seventies. Can't remember to many names but can see the faces of the lads. Wacker Payne was the POEL, Ollie Windle was the skipper and we had a stoker called Basil who had a chopper motor bike. I think we did a trip to northern Norway at some stage and a round Britain...
07.05.19 on page Tetrarch (N77)
Patrick Pepper wrote:
    Good evening. I would like to say a big thank you for the information you have given here. I am researching my family and my uncle was leading seaman C/JX 145671 William Edward Pepper, lost on Tetrarch. I have read some conflicting reports that the wreck off Tabarka cannot be Tetrarch. Thank you ag...