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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 - September 27

1938Seal (N37)Launched
1938Talisman (N78)Laid Down
1939Seal (N37)HMS Seal ended her 2nd war patrol at Aden
1940Unique (N95)Completed
1941Tetrarch (N77)HMS Tetrarch sinks the Greek sailing vessel Panagiotis Kramottos with gunfire south-west of Milos Island, Greece.
1941Upright (N89)HMS Upright torpedoed and sank the Italian torpedo boat Albatros 8 nautical miles north-west of Cape Rasocolmo near Milazzo, Sicily, Italy.
1941Una (N87)Completed
1942Umbra (P35)HMS Umbra torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Francesco Barbaro some 50 nautical miles south-west of Cape Marathia, Zakynthos Island, Greece.
1943Uproar (P31)HMS Uproar torpedoes and further damages the grounded German tanker Champagne off Bastia, Corsica, France.
1944Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough sinks a small Japanese vessel north of Sumatra.
1944Vigorous (P74)HMS Vigorous torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Salomea and the German ferry SF 121 off Kassandra, Greece.
1962Onyx (Ojibwa)Laid Down
1965HMCS OnondagaHMCS Onondaga launched Chatham UK
Lastest Comments
29.08.22 on page Sea Scout (P253)
Ed Falstrem LCdr RCN (Retd) wrote:
    I was the navigating officer of HMS Sea Scout when we visited HMS Worcester in 1959. The commanding officer''s name was LT Brian Forbes, RN...
26.08.22 on page M2
Melanie Bishop wrote:
    My Grandfather is Harold Frederick Butcher J91916. Prior to transferring to the submarine HMS M2, my grandfather served on various ships and land-based facilities. In 1929 he was with HMS Pembroke, during this time he took part in the Royal Tournament Field Gun Competition, he won two solid silv...
11.07.22 on page Aladdin's Song
Smiffy wrote:
    Most of these songs go way back to the First World War and even a few years before that. They have developed over the years ad not always to the wise. An incredible view into the day to day lives of 'Jack' enjoying himself. I have my dads book of words all written down in Naval pencil. Incredible....
19.06.22 on page Repulse (S23)
Alec Elliot wrote:
    Served on Stbd crew from late 73 through to 88 with the exception of courses. I believe I was the first junior they had seen on board. I remember Tom Patrick (Chief Tiff) scratching his head and saying I couldn't keep night watches! Great boat. Lots of good memories....
05.06.22 on page Sceptre (S104)
Debra Burgess wrote:
    I too attended the launch of Sceptre at Barrow-in-Furness. As a child you just accept what is before you, but now when I recall the event I consider myself to have been extremely fortunate to have witnessed such a thing. My uncle worked at Vickers as an electrical draughtsman....