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 - December 4
|1918||HMCS CC-1||HMCS CC-1 paid off Halifax NS.|
|1939||Salmon (N65)||The German submarine U-36 was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea south-west of Kristiansand,Norway, by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Salmon.|
|1941||Trusty (N45)||HMS Trusty makes a torpedo attack on Italian torpedo boat Orsa west of Zakynthos island, Greece. All torpedoes missed.|
|1941||Truculent (P315)||Laid Down|
|1942||Traveller (N48)||HMS Traveller sunk|
On 28th November HMS Traveller was carrying out a reconnaissance patrol of the coast of Taranto as part of operation Portcullis (an attack on Italian battleships in Taranto Harbour using chariots) The submarine did not return from the operation and was probably mined on or about 4th December.
|1942||Seraph (P219)||HMS Seraph fires 4 torpedoes against a convoy about 20 nautical miles west of Marettimo Island, Italy, missing the German transport ship Ankara.|
|1944||Shalimar (P242)||HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.|
|1987||Victorious (S29)||Laid Down|
|2009||Trafalgar (S107)||Decommissioned. The first vessel of her class to be taken out of service. |
Trafalgar became the ninth decommissioned submarine to be stored in Plymouth while an ongoing MoD study decides how to dispose of them.