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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 - February 25

1880ResurgamThe world's first mechanically-driven submarine the 30-ton Resurgam, built by the Rev.George Garrett, an English clergyman, sank in a heavy swell 20 miles off Great Ormes Head near Llandudno north Wales, whilst being towed to Portsmouth.
1936Grampus (N56)Launched
1941Upright (N89)HMS Upright torpedoes and sinks the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz east off Sfax, Tunisia.
1941United (P44)Laid Down
1941Unruffled (P46)Laid Down
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay damages the Italian auxiliary minesweeper Monte Argentario with gunfire off Ajaccio, Corsica, France.
1944Tiptoe (P332)Launched
1945Trenchant (P331)HMS Trenchant sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1956Excalibur (S40)Launched
1967Renown (S26)Launched

Lastest Comments
04.02.18 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Barrie Downer wrote:
    Checking on the date for WWII TURBULENT sailing on her last patrol - the date should read 23rd February leaving from Algiers. Stoker Joe Tunnell's letter must have gone off with the last mail before sailing....
18.01.18 on page The Silent Deep
Keith Hallam wrote:
    All 4 A-boats in Singapore 1962 – 1965 had Sonar 186. (I was Outside Killick then Stoker PO in Amphion, Skipper was LtCdr 'Ahab' Andrews). I assumed most A-boats had them? We exercised in the South China Sea a lot, going round in very big circles at 3 knots listening, sweating cobs. No aircon on. ...
07.01.18 on page 1967 - 1996: Resolution Class
Dinger Bell wrote:
    I was killick chef on H.M.S. Renown (P) from building group in Cammell Laird from March 68 until 1972. It was an exciting time for us old diesel boats salties and perhaps a little daunting. The thought of uniform as opposed to pirate rig and no jollies was a wee bit of a difficult concept. Fears and...
20.12.17 on page Artemis (P449)
john martin wrote:
    just uploaded 2 pics of artemis in 1964 prior to making film voyage north I was the signal man onboard at the time pics given to all crew by rhr productions who did the filming john ...
16.12.17 on page G7
Charlotte Bleh wrote:
    I am the granddaughter of David James Thomas torpedoman lost on the G7. Thank you for finding my grandfathers resting place My grandmother loved him all her life. They were married in Dundee 1916 my mother born 1917. He was my first hero. God bless you....