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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 5, 2015
Huge submarine deployment: North Korea plays a dangerous game with latest military tactic 
October 2, 2015
China dispatched nuclear-powered submarine 
August 25, 2015
50 North Korean Submarines Have Reportedly Vanished in an 'Unprecedented' Deployment 
August 12, 2015
Artful departs Barrow for trials
July 16, 2015
With six new nuclear attack submarines, India officially opens up on its undersea aspirations 
July 16, 2015
Russia is reviving its Black Sea submarine fleet 
July 3, 2015
Saab unveils superstealth submarine that is virtually invisible to enemies 
July 1, 2015
Amid Chinese Military Aggression, Russia Delivers Submarine To Vietnam For Defense Over South China Sea Dispute 
June 30, 2015
HMS Saracen: Meeting the last survivor of a submarine found 72 years after it was scuttled 

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My first glimpse of a Midget Submarine was about August 1942 when my then foreman in the Submarine Dock sent me to have my photograph taken to form a special pass to enter a secure area set in the North Shop to work on a special project. I had no idea what the project was and doubted whether anyone else in working in my area did either. Read It

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Captain's Cabin  Which boat? 04-Oct-2015  by Lofty
Captain's Cabin  Chinese submarine build problems 04-Oct-2015  by Lofty
Resurgam  Graham Wynn 18-Sep-2015  by RHiseman
Captain's Cabin  HMS Explorer 11-Sep-2015  by Lofty
Captain's Cabin  Hms Templar patrol reports from the Atlantic, med, far East 10-Sep-2015  by WH1664
Captain's Cabin  HMS Dreadnought 01-Sep-2015  by frozennorth
Captain's Cabin  Ursula suits 24-Aug-2015  by frozennorth
Captain's Cabin  HMS Templar ( P316) + Crew Picture 24-Aug-2015  by WH1664
Captain's Cabin  At last: Covert Shores book released - thx 19-Aug-2015  by Haydn
Captain's Cabin  HMS Tragalgar in New London 06-Aug-2015  by RHiseman

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