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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.

Latest News

April 14, 2014
CIA and Howard Hughes's plan to steal a submarine revealed in recently declassified documents 
April 13, 2014
Book On Canada’s Submarine Service Hits The Stores In Time For the Service’s Centenary 
April 9, 2014
Top Indian Navy officer may face court martial in submarine mishap 
April 9, 2014
Collins Class submarines put Australian defence in ‘dark place’ after unable to deploy for five months 
April 9, 2014
OTD: American submarine USS Thresher sinks, killing 129 seamen http://goo.gl/kETFfZ 
April 9, 2014
10 upgraded nuclear submarines to be supplied to Russian Navy by 2020 
April 9, 2014
Australia in talks to buy Japanese submarines to upgrade fleet 
April 3, 2014
German Navy appoints first female submarine officer 
March 28, 2014
Russia May Sell China New Advanced Submarines 
March 26, 2014
HMS Torbay ready for sea after refit 
March 26, 2014
Nuclear Missiles On Chinese Submarines 
March 24, 2014
Dispute Threatens ThyssenKrupp's Submarine Business 
March 23, 2014
Navy unveils James Bond-style mini submarine carried on board HMS Astute which can launch from under water 
March 22, 2014
Ukrainian Sailors Surrender Submarine to Russian Navy 
March 22, 2014
Indigenous Submarines an Unlikely Dream for Taiwan 

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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  HMS Astute question 29-Mar-2014  by Lofty
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Captain's Cabin  Diesel 'A' class. 28-Mar-2014  by Talent
Captain's Cabin  Casing party 28-Mar-2014  by Lofty
Captain's Cabin  Thetis clip 28-Mar-2014  by Talent
Captain's Cabin  Diesel 'T' HF aerials 28-Mar-2014  by Talent
Captain's Cabin  Curiosity 27-Mar-2014  by Lofty

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