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 - January 18
|1915||E10||HMS E10 sailed from Harwich for operations NNW of Heligoland. No further contact was made with the submarine after parting company with HMS E5 at 1950 on the evening of the 18th. The recent discovery of the wreck of the submarine confirmed that she hit a mine. All hands were lost in this incident.|
|1916||H6||H6 became stranded on the Dutch Coast. The crew interned at Groningen.|
|1942||Porpoise (N14)||HMS Porpoise torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Livorno about 15 nautical miles north-east of Cape Maleka, Crete.|
|1943||Unseen (P51)||HMS Unseen torpedoes and sinks the Italian naval auxiliary Sportivo 5 nautical miles bearing 20 of Zuara, Libya.|
|1945||Shalimar (P242)||HMS Shalimar sinks four Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire south of the Malakka Strait.|