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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.

Latest News

February 25, 2015
Skye submarine base gets £22million boost 
February 23, 2015
Minor Collision Between INS Sindhughosh Submarine and Fishing Trawler Off Mumbais Coast 
February 17, 2015
India’s Submarine Program Continues to Struggle 
January 30, 2015
The End of the Submarine as We Know it? 
January 28, 2015
Trident 'could quit Scotland for Wales': Secret plan for nuclear subs triggered by rise of SNP 
January 23, 2015
The hunt for Red October gets easier. How submarine warfare is changing. 
January 20, 2015
HHI signs submarine deal in India 
January 14, 2015
Submarine HMCS Windsor back in water, with restrictions 
January 2, 2015
The day an Irish fishing boat was sunk by a British submarine 
January 2, 2015
Poland to Search for Its Famous WWII Submarine 
December 30, 2014
HMS Saracen P247 - new book available 
December 26, 2014
HMS Olympus: Submarine visits wreck at 120 metres 
December 18, 2014
India to Lease a Second Nuclear Submarine From Russia 
December 18, 2014
Brazil plans to expand submarine fleet 
December 16, 2014
Robots, drones to boost Russian 5th gen nuclear subs’ arsenal 

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Affray - Subsmash Commentary
An extensive AFFRAY thread on the Submariners Forum led me to get hold of a copy of Alan Gallop's book SUBSMASH concerning the loss of the submarine AFFRAY in 1951. Now I have a copy and after a first read I decided to read it again with notes about things that caught my attention and post them on the forum. This seemed like a good idea at the time but the notes got longer and longer requiring some serious checking. Read It

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Captain's Cabin  modern submarine comments 27-Feb-2015  by Lofty
Captain's Cabin  black boxes? 13-Feb-2015  by Lofty
Resurgam  Crossed the Bar - Tony Sainty 12-Feb-2015  by frozennorth
Resurgam  Colin Lee 12-Feb-2015  by frozennorth
Captain's Cabin  HMS Venturer verses U864 09-Feb-2015  by SnakeDoc
Captain's Cabin  War losses 09-Feb-2015  by Lofty
Captain's Cabin  HMS SPLENDID & Icelandic freighter 21-Jan-2015  by Fingers
Resurgam  Brian Wilkie 05-Jan-2015  by davec
Captain's Cabin  HMS Saracen P247 - new book available 30-Dec-2014  by tinamini
Captain's Cabin  Japanese Sub at HMAS Sydney II total loss 18-Dec-2014  by David

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