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 28
|1916||1916 - 1957: Platypus||Launched|
|1939||Seal (N37)||HMS Seal then departed Portsmouth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea near the Doggerbank.|
|1941||Thrasher (N37)||HMS Thrasher sinks the Italian sailing vessel Esperia with gunfire north-east of Benghazi, Libya.|
|1943||Veto (P88)||Laid Down|
|1949||Spark (P236)||Sold to be scrapped at Faslane|
|1949||Surf (P239)||Sold to be scrapped at Faslane|
|1962||Opportune (S20)||Laid Down|