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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 - October 16

1905A4Whilst carrying out sound signal experiments at Spithead, HMS A4 was trimming down when water came through a ventilator being used to signal, with a flag on a boathook, the results of the sound tests.

The submarine went down to 90 feet with an inclination of 40 degrees by the bow. Due to the contact with seawater, chlorine gas started escaping from the batteries. The Captain ordered all ballast tanks blown and as soon as the submarine surfaced, the crew were ordered on deck.

An explosion occurred as the boat was being towed to the dock and she slowly sank. She was later salved and put back into service.
1917L56Laid Down
1940Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Cimcour with gunfire in the Bay of Biscay.
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay torpedoes and sinks the German troopship Kari and torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant (in German service) Trapani east of Naxos, Greece.
1944Vengeful (P86)Completed
1971Courageous (S50)Completed
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