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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 - August 4

1903RN College, OsbornHM King Edward VII opened the RN College, Osborne: 'a cross between a workhouse and stable'
1914Britain declares warGermany declares war on Belgium. Britain declares war on Germany. Canada, as a self-governing Dominion, is thus committed to the conflict that "will be over by Christmas"
1940Sealion (N72)HMS Sealion torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian merchant Toran off Homborsund, Norway.
1944Universal (P57)HMS Universal torpedoes and sinks the German auxilary minesweeper Petrel of the coast southern France.
1944Vox (P67)HMS Vox torpedoes and sinks the German guardboat GK 61/P�trel 8 and the German sailing vessels Thetis and SA 83 north of Iraklion, Crete.
1945Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire off Bali.
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