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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 - October 23

18861886 - 1921: ForthLaunched
1911D6Launched
1915E8HMS E8 sank the German armored cruiser Prinz Adalbert in the Baltic. The sinking led the Germans to temporarily withdraw all their capital ships from operations in the Baltic
1916G4Launched
1918D1Used as a target and sunk
1918K10Able Seaman Ernest Robson Smith was washed off the casing of Submarine K10 as it was entering Rosyth Dockyard and was drowned.
19181899 - 1921: CrescentStoker Benjamin Gilbert Wallace, Spare Crew from HMS Crescent died of influenza and pneumonia in HM Hospital Ship Garth Castle
1918G11The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford VC, died in hospital. He had been taken ill with typhoid fever and died in hospital in Yorkshire.

In April 1918 he was the Commanding Officer of Submarine C3 during the attack on Zeebrugge during which the viaduct was destroyed when the submarine was blown up underneath it.
1941Triumph (N18)HMS Triumph sinks the Greek sailing vessels Panagiotis and Aghia Paraskeva with gunfire in the Gulf of Petali, Greece.
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the German merchant Virginia S. in the Otranto Strait about 30 nautical miles east of Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy. The Italian Arborea was missed during the same attack.
1942Umbra (P35)HMS Umbra torpedoes and destroys the grounded German supply ship Amsterdam off Khoms, near Tripoli, Libya. She also sinks the Italian tug Pronta that is trying to salvage the Amsterdam.
1942Vandal (P64)Launched
1944Tantivy (P319)HMS Tantivy sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in Makassar Strait.
2000Unseen (S41)HMCS Victoria (ex-HMS Unseen) arrived Halifax from UK
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