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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 - November 15

19111912 - 1921: FearlessLaid down
1917H26Launched
1918H51Launched
1932Seahorse (S98)Launched
1943Sibyl (P217)HMS Sibyl sinks the Greek sailing vessel Trias with gunfire off Mitylene, Greece.
1943Sportsman (P229)HMS Sportsman sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire between Naxos and Mykonos, Greece.
1943Sentinel (P256)Laid Down
1944XE9Completed
1959Submarine MemorialThe Submarine War Memorial on the Thames Embankment which includes losses from both World Wars was unveiled by Rear Admiral B W Taylor.
1968Renown (S26)Completed
2009Astute (S119)Departed Barrow for Sea Trials

The nuclear powered first of class submarine set off from the Barrow docks at around 9.30am. She past Piel Island at around 10.10am heading to Faslane, Scotland.
Lastest Comments
11.11.19 on page Upstart (P65)
Michael Griffiths wrote:
    P 65 Upstart was transferred to the Greek Navy as Y 11 Amfitriti. It was P 59 Untiring that transferred to the Greek Navy as Y 10 Xifias. Sources based on Jane's Fighting Ships tend to get the two boats muddled up as JFS 1954-1955 (maybe others too) got it wrong. Hool & Nutter "Damned Un-Engl...
 
05.11.19 on page Thunderbolt (N25)
Andrew Barnes,formerly Cook wrote:
    Please note Stanley Cook was an Electrical Artificer...
 
16.10.19 on page Rorqual (S02)
Andy Anderson wrote:
    Served on this broken down death trap from 1973 to 1974. Too many break downs when dived and when surfaced. The scars of the poor sole that lost his life when the lub oil separator disintegrated were still on the engine room door. What was outstanding was the comraderey oh how I miss it 40 years on...
 
01.08.19 on page G8
Knud Jakobsen wrote:
    Sea War Museum Jutland, Denmark, has found the submarine in Skagerrak in 2019. It lies at a depth of 100 meters with the bow pointing towards Tees, indicating that it was heading home, when it sank. The wreck is heavily corroded, and in several places it is possible to look into the submarine. Ther...
 
17.07.19 on page Wadding - Escape from 603ft
Ray Parker wrote:
    Crazy story. I went through the SETT at Ft. Blockhouse in 2007 and instructed at the SET in the US from 2006-2014. Your story is a great example of why it is so important the escapers don't get hung up. I remember a man who did escapes from around 600 feet that worked at the SETT named Mr. Wood, ...