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 - October 27

19051905 - 1947: Cyclops (F31)Launched
1933Starfish (S19)Completed
1942Taku (N38)HMS Taku sinks the Greek sailing vessel Lora with gunfire off Lemnos, Greece.
1942Spirit (P245)Laid Down
1944Trenchant (P331)Chariots released by HMS Trenchant sink the Japanese army cargo ship Sumatra Maru in Phuket harbour, Siam.
2010Astute (S119)Commander Andy Coles relieved of his command following a grounding incident the previous week.

It was subsequently decided that he would not face a court martial. In December 2010 it was announced that Commander Iain Breckenridge, who has previously commanded the submarine HMS Tireless, would take over command.

Lastest Comments
07.10.16 on page Sea Scout (P253)
Nick Messinger wrote:
    The photo on the left shows Sea Scout alongside the training ship HMS Worcester in 1959. I was a cadet on board her at the time and there was great excitement when Sea Scout arrived, commanded by an Old Boy of the ship. later as an RNR / P&O deck officer, I volunteered for submarines and serve...
28.09.16 on page C21
Terence Barge wrote:
    I am looking for the action on the 6th of July 1918...
27.09.16 on page Cheese Ush
Frank Bromfield wrote:
    Appreciate cheese ush recipe.Could someone explain to a thick ex tastiest are arries ADMIN: Tinned Tomatoes. See -
24.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
William Bell wrote:
    My old pal, Bobby Potts was the steward on Sidon. He told me he'd just stepped off the gangway to go inboard on an errand when the explosion occurred. Sadly Bobby died in 1976 from a heart attack. Best friend ever. UP SPIRITS...
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    There was a Petty Officer from the Royal Canadian Navy on board, Laverne D McLeod....