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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.

On This Day - September 26

1908C21Launched
1917L33Laid Down
1931Starfish (S19)Laid Down
1941Tetrarch (N77)HMS Tetrarch torpedoes sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Bastia in the Aegean Sea about 18 nautical miles south of Milos Island, Greece.
1941Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris torpedoes and heavily damages the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1201 off the Rolvsoy Fjord.
1961Trespasser (P312)Scrapped at Gateshead.
1961Oracle (S16)Launched
1963PolarisFirst steam-eject launch of Polaris missile at sea off Cape Canaveral, FL (now Cape Kennedy) from USS Observation Island

Lastest Comments
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....
 
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    12 crew members died, but the 13th was a doctor, Surgeon Lieutenant Charles Rhodes, went on board after the explosion to assist the injured....
 
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Merlin wrote:
    The SA stands for "Single Armature" The engine was used to provide power for the electric motors which provided the drive. These were reversible....
 
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Michael wrote:
    You say above about H1-H10 "the main engines were of American design two in number eight cylinder vertical SA diesel of 480 bhp total at 375 rev/min, they were non-reversible." Does "non-reversible" mean that the engine could not reverse or that the propulsion had no reverse gear? I am trying to un...