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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.

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October 31, 2014
Chinese Submarine Fleet Makes First Known Trip to Indian Ocean 
October 30, 2014
Mystery submarine sighting gives clue to Russia's Arctic ambitions 
October 26, 2014
6 Made-in-India Submarines for Navy for 53,000 Crores 
October 26, 2014
China‚Äôs Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance 
October 25, 2014
Russia Is Developing Advanced Submarines 
October 23, 2014
Nazi submarine wreck found off coast of U.S. likely contains remains of 45 German soldiers 
October 19, 2014
Heat drama claimed 23 casualties on Barrow built sub 
October 19, 2014
Taiwan tests submarine-launched missiles 
October 19, 2014
Search for crippled Russian submarine 
October 19, 2014
Russian Submarine The Amur 1650 To Be Given To China 
October 14, 2014
Germany fights for Australian submarine defence contract. 
October 11, 2014
British submarine which stays underwater for 25 years makes us wonder 
October 10, 2014
How Russia Dismantles Its Old Nuclear 
October 8, 2014
Launch of First Submarine Built in Greece 
October 8, 2014
US in submarine arms race with Russia and China 

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Shotley Boy
HMS GANGES was the premier boys training establishment for boy seamen in the 1930's. It was a shore establishment situated at Shotley near lpswich. Anyone trained at Shotley was considered a first class seaman. The training and discipline were considered very strict and although we hated it at the time, it was always with a certain amount of pride that one said, Of course, 'I was a Shotley Boy'. Read It

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