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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.

On This Day - May 27

1907C11Launched
1918L9Completed
1919H32Completed
1941BismarckThe Home Fleet caught the German battleship Bismarck, damaged the previous day by Ark Royal's Swordfish torpedo-bombers,and avenged the loss of HMS Hood.

The cruiser Norfolk relocated Bismarck, and the battleships Rodney and King George V engaged Bismarck for over two hours, leaving her wrecked from stem to stern without suffering a single hit in return. HMS Dorsetshire's torpedoes delivered the coup de grace.
1944Tactician (P314)HMS Tactician sinks two Siamese sailing vessels with gunfire of the west coast of Siam.
1983Trafalgar (S107)Completed
2008Superb (S109)HMS Superb collided with an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez in the Red Sea and damaged its sonar equipment, forcing it to surface. None of the crew was hurt.

Lastest Comments
26.05.16 on page Lieutenant Douglas Ramsden Attwood, DSC, Royal Navy Reserve
Mike Attwood wrote:
    Thank you for the information. George E C Attwood is my grandfather and I am very interested to learn about his brother. My father who is 87 was named Douglas in memory of Douglas Ramsden Attwood. ...
 
24.05.16 on page P311
Gianluigi wrote:
    22 May 2016 a Italian shipwreks hunter found the P311 at a deep of 90 meters in front Tavolara Island (near Maddalena)... the sub is virtual intact with only the bow damaged by a possible mine explosion (seem confirmed that run into a Italian minefield). This is the link to the press news http://...
 
18.05.16 on page E15
Paul McNeil wrote:
    My Nan's brother was Leading seaman Henry Trimmer on E15. If you're interested in his story, you can find it here: http://wp.me/phI6P-hb...
 
22.04.16 on page Turbulent (N98)
JEAN-PIERRE MISSON wrote:
    HMS TURBULENT COULD BE ONE OF THE EIGHT SUBMARINES THAT HAVE BEEN SONAR LOCATED OFF TABARKA , TUNISIA IN 2015 . THIS WILL BE ASCERTAINED THIS SUMMER 2016 . THE AREA IS NOW KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN A NAVAL MINEFIELD PLANTED BY THE GERMAN 3S.FLOTILLA , DEC 1942. missonjp@hotmail.com...
 
21.04.16 on page Tribune (N76)
Ian Sutherland wrote:
    HMS TRIBUNE landed a special services party on a beach near Ajaccio in Corsica in Feb '43. There is a beautiful memorial to the party placed on the 50th anniversary and I am looking for more information....