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This is the website of the Barrow-in-Furness Branch of the Submariners Association. The Premier UK internet resource for Submariners and anyone interested in Royal Navy Submarines.

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 - May 27

1907C11Launched
1918L9Completed
1919H32Completed
1941BismarckThe Home Fleet caught the German battleship Bismarck, damaged the previous day by Ark Royal's Swordfish torpedo-bombers,and avenged the loss of HMS Hood.

The cruiser Norfolk relocated Bismarck, and the battleships Rodney and King George V engaged Bismarck for over two hours, leaving her wrecked from stem to stern without suffering a single hit in return. HMS Dorsetshire's torpedoes delivered the coup de grace.
1944Tactician (P314)HMS Tactician sinks two Siamese sailing vessels with gunfire of the west coast of Siam.
1983Trafalgar (S107)Completed
2008Superb (S109)HMS Superb collided with an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez in the Red Sea and damaged its sonar equipment, forcing it to surface. None of the crew was hurt.
Lastest Comments
22.05.19 on page Who gives a f***, it tastes good
3 Badgeman wrote:
    Been through all recipes. Reminded me of my days as a Jungly {FAA Term}, Pot Mess reminded me of returning from 2 weeks in the Snow to see Chef? opening tins of Bubby's Heads. Having lived on Chicken Supream, only flavour for Sailors Rat Packs, for 2 weeks was first in Queue for Bubby's Head to be g...
 
16.05.19 on page HM Submarine A5 (Forgotten Submariners)
Paul Jones wrote:
    PO 1st Class William John PRYOR was my Great Grandfather, he lived in St Helier Jersey with his wife and his two sons William Alfred Pryor (my Grandfather) and his brother (my great Uncle) Richard Davey Pryor. Uncle Dick remained on the Island and Pop joined the British Army in 1914 and enjoyed a ca...
 
09.05.19 on page Narwhal (S03)
Graham(George) Bourne wrote:
    Was an OEM1 on Narwhal in the Seventies. Can't remember to many names but can see the faces of the lads. Wacker Payne was the POEL, Ollie Windle was the skipper and we had a stoker called Basil who had a chopper motor bike. I think we did a trip to northern Norway at some stage and a round Britain...
 
07.05.19 on page Tetrarch (N77)
Patrick Pepper wrote:
    Good evening. I would like to say a big thank you for the information you have given here. I am researching my family and my uncle was leading seaman C/JX 145671 William Edward Pepper, lost on Tetrarch. I have read some conflicting reports that the wreck off Tabarka cannot be Tetrarch. Thank you ag...
 
12.04.19 on page 1928 - 1942: Medway (F25)
Robert Broderick wrote:
    S/M Dave Davis served on HMS Medway in 1942 and survived the sinking on the 30th June. Dave was a member of the Sittingbourne Branch RNA . Dave recentley crossed the bar aged 97yrs of age. Wondered if any other servivor is still around....