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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 - March 1

1915E50Laid Down
1915E51Laid Down
1915E52Laid Down
1916E53Completed
1917E34Completed
1917R5Laid Down
1917R5Laid Down
1942Unbeaten (N93)HMS Unbeaten torpedoes and sinks the Vichy-French merchant PLM 20 about 5 nautical miles east of Mehedia, Tunisia.
1942U-656U-656 sunk by Patrol Wing (VP) 82 aircraft, the US Navys first submarine kill of WW2
1943Turbulent (N98)HMS Turbulent sinks the Italian merchant San Vincenzo off Paola, Italy.
1943Unrivalled (P45)HMS Unrivalled sinks the Italian sailing vessel Triglav 4 nautical miles south-east of Cape San Vito.
1944Sea Nymph (P223)HMS Sea Nymph fires four torpedoes against the Norwegian merchant Jupiter near Bodo, Norway. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
1944Thorough (P324)Completed
1945Supreme (P252)HMS Supreme sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the east coast of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.
1945Terrapin (P323)HMS Terrapin sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1955Sprat (X53)Launched
2013Ambush (S120)Completed

Lastest Comments
01.02.17 on page Lieutenant Douglas Ramsden Attwood, DSC, Royal Navy Reserve
Thomas Lewis wrote:
    Hello Mike Attwood, Douglas Ramsden Attwood was one of my grandfather's brothers. My mother was married in May 1944, and told me that she was "given away" by her Uncle Carden, because her father was away on active service. Tom Lewis...
 
29.01.17 on page Sceptre (S104)
Stephen Lee wrote:
    I was privileged to attend the launch of Sceptre. At the time I worked for Leyland Trucks and one of our customers was Bradys of Barrow in Furness, who sourced me a ticket. Co-incidentally my home town was Wigan. I have since always felt an affinity for the Submarine Service, and very many years lat...
 
11.01.17 on page Pooped Aboard HMS Artful
Lynne Brayne wrote:
    I'm very sad that Les is no longer with us as I contacted him back in 2010. Unfortunately I then became poorly with kidney disease and didn't keep up the contact. My Dad, George Graves was on this same expedition and I have a photo of them all on the boat which pulled alongside, as Les mentioned he...
 
03.01.17 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Blood (brian) Reed wrote:
    Can you tell me Tally-Ho's Fin/Pennant number, I might be able to help....
 
22.12.16 on page Tally-Ho (P317)
Derek Vincent wrote:
    Hi Ken, Tally-Ho was never converted, therefore no fin!! Hope this helps....