List of ships and submarines built in Barrow-in-Furness

Below is a detailed list of the ships and submarines built in Barrow-in-Furness, England by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Vickers-Armstrongs, Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, BAE Systems Marine, BAE Systems Submarine Solutions or any other descendant companies. Whilst it is extensive it is incomplete as there are some commercial vessels missing from the list.

373 merchant ships, 312 submarines and 148 naval surface ships have been built in Barrow (for navies and companies based in the likes of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom, United States).[1]

All but three nuclear submarines of the Royal Navy were built in Barrow, including the latest class of fleet submarines currently under construction by BAE Systems Submarine Solutions, utilising the massive Devonshire Dock Hall.

Some of the most notable vessels to be built in Barrow include the current Royal Navy flagship HMS Albion and the former flagships, HMS Bulwark and HMS Invincible. Abdül Hamid (the first submarine in the world to fire a live torpedo underwater), HMS Upholder (the most successful Royal Navy submarine of World War II) and the 103,000-ton oil tanker British Admiral (once the world's largest ship) were also built in Barrow, as were a number of ocean liners for Cunard Line, Inman Line, Orient Line and P&O.

Active vessels

As of 2019, the following ships and submarines built in Barrow are active in service around the world.

  • Alborz – Frigate of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (Commissioned in 1971)
  • ARA Hércules – Type 42 destroyer of the Argentine Navy (Commissioned in 1976)
  • HMS Albion – Amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 2003)
  • HMS Ambush – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 2013)
  • HMS Artful – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 2016)
  • HMS Astute – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 2010)
  • Atlântico – Amphibious assault ship of the Brazilian Navy (commissioned in 1998 as HMS Ocean of the Royal Navy)
  • HMS Bulwark – Amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 2004)
  • HMCS Chicoutimi – Submarine of the Royal Canadian Navy (Commissioned in 1990 as HMS Upholder of the Royal Navy)
  • Sabalan – Frigate of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (Commissioned in 1971)
  • HMS Talent – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1990)
  • HMS Trenchant – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1989)
  • HMS Triumph – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1991)
  • HMS Vanguard – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1993)
  • HMS Vengeance – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1999)
  • HMS Victorious – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1995)
  • HMS Vigilant – Submarine of the Royal Navy (Commissioned in 1996)
  • RFA Wave Knight – Fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (Commissioned in 2003)

Inactive preserved vessels

All vessels

Military ships

NameClassBuilt ForLaid downLaunchedFateImage
Almirante RiverosAlmirante-class destroyer Chilean Navy195619581998 (Decommissioned)
Almirante SaldanhaTraining ship Brazilian Navy19331933
Almirante WilliamsAlmirante-class destroyer Chilean Navy195619581998 (Decommissioned)
ARA Buenos Aires (D-6)[2]Buenos Aires-class destroyer Argentine Navy193719371971 (Decommissioned)
ARA Corrientes [3]Buenos Aires-class destroyer Argentine Navy193719371941 (Destroyed)
ARA Entre Rios [4]Buenos Aires-class destroyer Argentine Navy193619371973 (Decommissioned)
ARA HérculesType 42 destroyer Argentine Navy19711976In active service
ARA La ArgentinaLight cruiser Argentine Navy193619371974 (Decommissioned)
São PauloMinas Geraes-class battleship Brazilian Navy190719091951 (Destroyed)
Ying SweiChao Ho-class cruiser Republic of China Navy191019111937 (Destroyed)
AraucanoSubmarine tender Chilean Navy19291959 (Decommissioned)
ARV AraguaNueva Esparta-class destroyer Venezuelan Navy195319551975 (Decommissioned)
ARV Nueva Esparta [5]Nueva Esparta-class destroyer Venezuelan Navy195119521978 (Decommissioned)
ARV Zulia [6]Nueva Esparta-class destroyer Venezuelan Navy195119531983 (Decommissioned)
TCG Gayret /
HMS Ithuriel
I-class destroyer Turkish Navy /
 Royal Navy
193919401942 (Destroyed)
HMCS CanadaPatrol ship Royal Canadian Navy19041926 (Destroyed)
HMS AdventureMinelaying cruiser Royal Navy192219241947 (Decommissioned)
HMS AjaxLeander-class light cruiser Royal Navy193319341948 (Decommissioned)
HMS AlbionAlbion-class landing platform dock Royal Navy19982001In active service
HMS ArrowA-class destroyer Royal Navy192819291943 (Destroyed)
HMS BulwarkAlbion-class landing platform dock Royal Navy20002001In active service
HMS CalcuttaC-class light cruiser Royal Navy191719181941 (Destroyed)
HMS CardiffType 42 destroyer Royal Navy197219742008 (Decommissioned)
HMS CassandraC-class light cruiser Royal Navy191619161918 (Destroyed)
HMS Colossus /
Arromanches
Colossus-class aircraft carrier Royal Navy / French Navy19431978 (Decommissioned)
HMS Crescent /
HMCS Fraser[7]
C-class destroyer Royal Navy /
 Royal Canadian Navy
193019311940 (Destroyed)
HMS CumberlandCounty-class cruiser Royal Navy192419261959 (Decommissioned)
HMS CurlewC-class light cruiser Royal Navy191619171940 (Destroyed)
HMS Cygnet /
HMCS St. Laurent[8]
C-class destroyer Royal Navy /
 Royal Canadian Navy
193019311947 (Decommissioned)
HMS Defender[9]D-class destroyer Royal Navy193119321941 (Destroyed)
HMS DiamondD-class destroyer Royal Navy193119321941 (Destroyed)
HMS Doris[10]Eclipse-class cruiser Royal Navy189418961919 (Decommissioned)
HMS EastbourneWhitby-class frigate Royal Navy195419551985 (Decommissioned)
HMS Emperor of IndiaIron Duke-class battleship Royal Navy191219131932 (Decommissioned)
HMS ErneBlack Swan-class sloop Royal Navy193819391965 (Decommissioned)
HMS Fame /
Generalisimo /
Sanchez[11]
F-class destroyer Royal Navy /
 Dominican Navy
193319341968 (Decommissioned)
HMS GreyhoundG-class destroyer Royal Navy193419351941 (Destroyed)
HMS Griffin /
HMCS Ottawa
G-class destroyer Royal Navy /
 Royal Canadian Navy
193419351946 (Decommissioned)
HMS Hermes /
INS Viraat
Centaur-class aircraft carrier Royal Navy /
 Indian Navy
19441953In active service
HMS IllustriousIllustrious-class aircraft carrier Royal Navy193719391956 (Decommissioned)
HMS IndomitableIllustrious-class aircraft carrier Royal Navy193719401955 (Decommissioned)
HMS InvincibleInvincible-class aircraft carrier} Royal Navy197319772011 (Decommissioned)
HMS JamaicaCrown Colony-class cruiser Royal Navy193919401960 (Decommissioned)
HMS Jervis BayOcean liner turned Armed merchant cruiser Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line /
 Royal Navy
19221940 (Destroyed)
HMS Juno [12]Eclipse-class cruiser Royal Navy189418951920 (Decommissioned)
HMS KeithB-class destroyer Royal Navy192919301940 (Destroyed)
HMS King AlfredDrake-class cruiser Royal Navy19011920 (Decommissioned)
HMS LiverpoolBristol-class light cruiser Royal Navy190919091921 (Decommissioned)
HMS Majestic /
HMAS Melbourne
Majestic-class aircraft carrier Royal Navy /
Royal Australian Navy
194319451985 (Decommissioned)
HMS ManchesterType 42 destroyer Royal Navy197819802011 (Decommissioned)
HMS MedwaySubmarine depot ship Royal Navy19281942 (Destroyed)
HMS MohawkTribal-class frigate Royal Navy196019621980 (Decommissioned)
HMS Niobe /
HMCS Niobe
Diadem-class cruiser Royal Navy /
 Royal Canadian Navy
18971922 (Decommissioned)
HMS Ocean /
Atlântico
Helicopter Landing Platform/ Amphibious assault ship Royal Navy /
 Brazilian Navy
19941995In active service
HMS PioneerColossus-class aircraft carrier Royal Navy194219441954 (Decommissioned)
HMS PowerfulPowerful-class cruiser Royal Navy189418951929 (Decommissioned)
HMS Princess RoyalBattlecruiser Royal Navy191019111922 (Decommissioned)
HMS Resource[13]Fleet Repair ship Royal Navy1928
HMS RevengeRevenge-class battleship Royal Navy191319151948 (Decommissioned)
HMS ScarboroughWhitby-class frigate Royal Navy195319551977 (Decommissioned)
HMS SheffieldType 42 destroyer Royal Navy197019711982 (Destroyed)
HMS SpartanBellona-class cruiser Royal Navy193919421944 (Destroyed)
HMS UrchinU-class destroyer Royal Navy19421943
HMS UraniaU-class destroyer Royal Navy19421943
HMS VanguardSt. Vincent-class battleship Royal Navy190819091917 (Destroyed)
HMS Vixen /
HMCS Sioux
V-class destroyer Royal Navy /
 Royal Canadian Navy
194219431963 (Decommissioned)
HMS WizardW-class destroyer Royal Navy194219431967 (Decommissioned)
HMS Wrangler /
SAS Vyrstaat
W-class destroyer Royal Navy /
 South African Navy
194219431976 (Decommissioned)
Iranian frigate AlborzAlvand-class frigate Islamic Republic of Iran Navy19681969In active service
Iranian frigate SabalanAlvand-class frigate Islamic Republic of Iran Navy1969In active service
KatoriPre-dreadnought battleship Imperial Japanese Navy190419051924 (Decommissioned)
KongōKongō-class battlecruiser Imperial Japanese Navy191119121944 (Destroyed)
MikasaPre-dreadnought battleship Imperial Japanese Navy189819001923 (Decommissioned and preserved)
Japura /HMS Hurricane
[14]
H-class destroyer Brazilian Navy /
 Royal Navy
193819391943 (Destroyed)
Jurua /
HMS Harvester /
Handy[15]
H-class destroyer Brazilian Navy /
 Royal Navy
193819391943 (Destroyed)
Libertad /
HMS Triumph
Swiftsure-class battleship Chilean Navy /
 Royal Navy
19031915 (Destroyed)
MaipoOil tanker Chilean Navy192919301964 (Decommissioned)
RancaguaOil tanker Chilean Navy192919301964 (Decommissioned)
Reşadiye /
HMS Erin
Battleship Ottoman Empire /
 Royal Navy
191119131923 (Decommissioned)
RFA Wave KnightWave-class tanker Royal Navy19982000In active service
Russian cruiser RurikArmoured cruiser Imperial Russian Navy190519061930 (Decommissioned)
TCG Muavenet /
HMS Inconstant
I-class destroyer Turkish Navy /
 Royal Navy
193919411960 (Decommissioned)
TS Dufferin[16]Troopship Indian Government1904

Submarines

See here for every U-class submarine built in Barrow-in-Furness for the British, French, Netherlands, Polish and Soviet Navies.

NameClassBuilt ForLaid downLaunchedFateImage
Brazilian submarine HumaitáOberon class Brazilian Navy3 November 197015 October 1971Decommissioned in 1996
Brazilian submarine RiachueloOberon class Brazilian Navy6 September 1975Museum ship in Rio de Janeiro since 1997
Brazilian submarine ToneleroOberon class Brazilian Navy18 November 197122 November 1972Decommissioned in 1996
HMS A1A class Royal Navy19 February 19029 July 1902Lost 1911. Wreck rediscovered 1989
HMS A10A class Royal Navy
HMS A11A class Royal Navy8 March 1905Scrapped in May 1920
HMS A12A class Royal Navy
HMS A13A class Royal Navy
HMS A2A class Royal Navy15 April 1903Scrapped in January 1920
HMS A3A class Royal Navy13 July 190412 May 1912 sunk as gunnery target
HMS A4A class Royal Navy9 June 190317 July 1904Sold for scrapping 16 January 1920
HMS A5A class Royal Navy19 February 190211 February 1905Scrapped in 1920 at Portsmouth Dockyard
HMS A6A class Royal Navy
HMS A7A class Royal Navy19 February 1903Sunk in Whitsand Bay on 16 January 1914
HMS A8A class Royal Navy23 January 1905Scrapped in 1920
HMS A9A class Royal Navy
HMAS AE1E class Royal Australian Navy14 November 191122 May 1913Lost at Sea 14 September 1914
HMAS AE2E class Royal Australian Navy10 February 191218 June 1913Scuttled 29 April 1915
HMS AlcideAmphion class Royal Navy2 January 194512 April 1945Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1974
HMS AlderneyAmphion class Royal Navy6 February 194525 June 1945Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1972
HMS AllianceAmphion class Royal Navy13 March 194528 July 1945Museum ship/memorial since 1981 at Royal Navy Submarine Museum
HMS AmbushAmphion class Royal Navy17 May 194524 September 1945Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1971
HMS Ambush (S120)Astute class Royal Navy22 October 20036 January 2011Fitting out
HMS AmphionAmphion class Royal Navy31 August 194427 March 1945Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1971
HMS AnchoriteAmphion class Royal Navy22 January 194618 November 1947Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1970
HMS Andrew (P423)Amphion class Royal Navy13 August 19456 April 1946Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1977
HMS Anson (S123)Astute class Royal Navy13 October 2011Under construction
HMS Artful (S121)Astute class Royal Navy11 March 2005Under construction
HMS Astute (P447)Amphion class Royal Navy1944Scrapped in 1970
HMS Astute (S119)Astute class Royal Navy31 January 20018 June 2007In active Royal Navy service
HMS Auriga (P419)Amphion class Royal Navy7 June 194429 March 1945Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1974
HMS Aurochs (P426)Amphion class Royal Navy21 June 194428 July 1945Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1967
HMS Audacious (S122)Astute class Royal Navy24 March 2009Under construction
HMS B1B class Royal Navy25 October 1904Relegated to training duties after World War I. She was sold for scrap in May 1921
HMS B2B class Royal Navy
HMS B3B class Royal Navy
HMS B4B class Royal Navy
HMS B5B class Royal Navy
HMS B6B class Royal Navy
HMS B7B class Royal Navy
HMS B8B class Royal Navy
HMS B9B class Royal Navy
HMS B10B class Royal Navy
HMS B11B class Royal Navy
HMS C1C class Royal Navy
HMS C2C class Royal Navy
HMS C3C class Royal Navy
HMS C4C class Royal Navy
HMS C5C class Royal Navy
HMS C6C class Royal Navy
HMS C7C class Royal Navy
HMS C8C class Royal Navy
HMS C9C class Royal Navy
HMS C10C class Royal Navy
HMS C11C class Royal Navy
HMS C12C class Royal Navy
HMS C13C class Royal Navy
HMS C14C class Royal Navy
HMS C15C class Royal Navy
HMS C16C class Royal Navy
HMS C21C class Royal Navy4 February 1908Sold 5 December 1921
HMS C22C class Royal Navy
HMS C23C class Royal Navy
HMS C24C class Royal Navy
HMS C25C class Royal Navy
HMS C26C class Royal Navy
HMS C27C class Royal Navy
HMS C28C class Royal Navy
HMS C29C class Royal Navy
HMS C30C class Royal Navy
HMS C31C class Royal Navy
HMS C32C class Royal Navy
HMS C35C class Royal Navy
HMS C36C class Royal Navy
HMS C37C class Royal Navy
HMS C38C class Royal Navy
Captain Thompson [17] Chilean Navy15 January 1929
HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879)Upholder/Victoria class Royal Navy /
 Royal Canadian Navy
November 19832 December 1986in active service for Canada (Dry-docked)
Delfim [18] Portuguese Navy19331 May 1934
HMS DreadnoughtNuclear-powered Royal Navy12 June 195921 October 1960As of 2004, is laid up at Rosyth
HMS E4E class Royal Navy16 May 19115 February 1912Sold on 21 February 1922
Espardarte' [19] Portuguese Navy193330 May 1934
HMS ExcaliburExplorer class Royal Navy25 February 1955Scrapped in March 1968
HMS ExplorerExplorer class Royal Navy5 March 1954Scrapped in March 1962
INS GalGal class Israeli Navy2 December 1975Preserved as a museum ship since 2007
Golfino [20] Portuguese Navy193330 May 1934
Holland 4Holland class Royal Navy1902Foundered on 3 September 1912. She was salvaged and was used as a gunnery target in 1914
HMS K26K class Royal Navy26 August 1919Sold for scrapping March 1931 to Mamo Brothers, Malta
HMS K3K class Royal Navy21 May 191520 May 1916sold for scrapping in 1921
HMS K4K class Royal Navy28 June 1915K4 was sunk on 31 January 1918 during exercises with the 13th submarine flotilla
Kalev[21] Estonian Navy27 July 19357 July 1936Missing after 29 October 1941
HMS L1L class Royal Navy18 May 19161917Sold in March 1930 and scrapped in Newport
HMS L2L class Royal Navy1917Scrapped in 1930
HMS L3L class Royal Navy1917Scrapped in 1931
HMS L4L class Royal Navy1917Scrapped in 1932
HMS L11L class Royal Navy1918Broken up in 1932
HMS L12L class Royal Navy1918Broken up in 1932
HMS L14L class Royal Navy1918Broken up in 1934
HMS L17L class Royal Navy1918Broken up in 1934
HMS L18L class Royal Navy1918Broken up in 1936
HMS L19L class Royal Navy1919Broken up in 1937
HMS L20L class Royal Navy1918Broken up in 1935
HMS L21L class Royal Navy1919Broken up in 1939
HMS L22L class Royal Navy1919Broken up in 1935
HMS L24L class Royal Navy1919Sunk in collision with HMS Resolution, 14 January 1924
HMS L25L class Royal Navy1919Broken Up in 1935
KalevKalev class Estonian Navy1 May 19357 July 1936Commissioned in the Soviet Navy in 1940, sunk in 1941
LembitKalev class Estonian Navy27 July 19357 July 1936Commissioned in the Soviet Navy in 1940, museum ship since 1979 in Tallinn, Estonia
HMS M1M class Royal Navy19169 July 1917Sunk during exercise off the Devon coast after colliding with Swedish Collier SS Vidar – All crew members were lost.
HMS M2M class Royal Navy191615 April 1919Lost off Chesil Beach on 26 January 1933, now a popular scuba diving location.
HMS Narwhal (N45)Grampus class Royal Navy29 August 1935Sunk 23 July 1940
HMS Narwhal[22]Porpoise class Royal Navy25 October 1957Sunk as a target on 3 August 1983
ORP Sokół / HMS Urchin (N97)U class Polish Navy /
 Royal Navy
9 December 193930 September 1940Scrapped in 1949
Burak ReisOruc Reis class Turkish Navy19 October 1940Scrapped in 1957
Murat ReisOruc Reis class Turkish Navy20 July 1940Scrapped in 1957
Oruc ReisOruc Reis class Turkish Navy19 July 1940Scrapped in 1957
Uluc Ali Reis Oruc Reis class Turkish Navy1 November 1940Sunk by U-boat U-123 near Sierra Leone
ORP DzikU class Polish Navy30 December 194111 November 1942Scrapped in 1958
ORP Dzik / HDMS U-1 / HDMS SpringerenU class Polish Navy /
 Royal Danish Navy /
 Royal Navy
30 December 194111 November 1942Scrapped in 1958
HMS Olympus (S12)Oberon class Royal Navy4 March 196014 June 1961Scrapped in 2011
HMS Orpheus (S11)Oberon class Royal Navy8 April 195917 November 1959Scrapped in 1994
HMS Osiris (S13)Oberon class Royal Navy19621964Scrapped in 1991
HMS OtwayOdin class Royal Australian NavyMarch 19257 September 1926Scrapped in 1945
HMS OxleyOdin class Royal Australian Navy /
 Royal Navy
29 June 1926Torpedoed in a 'friendly fire' situation by another Barrow-built submarine – HMS Triton (N15) – near Norway on 10 September 1939 with only 3 survivors
HMS P32 (1940)U class Royal Navy30 April 194015 December 1940Mined on 18 August 1941 near Tripoli with the loss of 8 crew
HMS P33 (1941)U class Royal Navy18 June 194028 January 1941Sunk, probably during depth charge attack 18 August 1941
HMS P48 (1942)U class Royal Navy21 August 194115 April 1942Depth charged in the Gulf of Tunis, 25 December 1942
HMS Pandora (N42)[23]Parthian class Royal Navy1929Sunk at Valletta, Malta, by Italian aircraft on 1 April 1942 during World War I
HMS Perseus (N36)Parthian class Royal Navy2 July 192822 May 1929Struck an Italian mine on 6 December 1941 near Cephalonia with the loss of 60 crew
HMS Porpoise (S01)[24]Porpoise class Royal Navy195625 April 1956Sunk as a target in 1985
HMS Poseidon (1929)Parthian class Royal Navy22 August 1929Collided with the Chinese merchant steamer SS Yula on 9 June 1931 with the loss of 22 crew
HMS Proteus (N29)[25]Parthian class Royal Navy23 July 1929Scrapped in March 1946 at Troon
HMS R7R class Royal Navy1 November 191714 May 1918Sold on 21 February 1923 to E Suren
HMS R8R class Royal Navy1 November 191728 June 1918Sold on 21 February 1923 to E Suren
RahavGal class Israeli NavyLate 1970sDecommissioned in early 2000s
HMS Repulse (S23)Resolution class Royal Navy4 November 1967Decommissioned in 1996
HMS Resolution (S22)Resolution class Royal Navy26 February 196415 September 1966Decommissioned in October 1994
HMS Rorqual (S02)Porpoise class Royal Navy5 December 1956Broken up in 1977
HMS Sceptre (S104)Swiftsure class Royal Navy19 February 197420 November 1976Decommissioned in 2010
HMS Seraph (P219)S class Royal Navy16 August 194025 October 1941Scrapped in December 1965, parts from her conning tower were preserved as a memorial at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The only place where the Royal Navy ensign is allowed to fly in the United States
HMS Sovereign (S108)Swiftsure class Royal Navy18 September 197017 February 1973Paid off
HMS Spartan (S105)Swiftsure class Royal Navy26 April 19767 May 1978Paid off
HMS Splendid (S106)Swiftsure class Royal Navy5 October 1979Decommissioned in 2004
HMS Superb (S109)Swiftsure class Royal Navy16 March 197230 November 1974Decommissioned
HMS Swiftsure (S126)Swiftsure class Royal Navy7 September 1971Decommissioned in 1992
HMS Talent (S92)Trafalgar class Royal Navy13 May 198615 April 1988In active service as of 2010
TaninGal class Israeli NavyLate 1970sDecommissioned in early 2000s
HMS Tapir (P335) HNLMS Zeehond (2)T class Royal Navy /
Netherlands Navy
29 March 194321 August 1944Scrapped at Faslane in December 1966
HMS Tireless (S88)Trafalgar class Royal Navy6 June 198117 March 1984Active in service as of 2010
HMS Torbay (S90)Trafalgar class Royal Navy3 December 19828 March 1985Active in service as of 2010
HMS Trafalgar (S107)Trafalgar class Royal Navy15 April 19791 July 1981Decommissioned in 2009
HMS Trenchant (S91)Trafalgar class Royal Navy28 October 19853 November 1986Active in service as of 2010
HMS Triton (N15)T class Royal Navy28 August 19365 October 1937sunk, either by Italian torpedo boats or mines in the Strait of Otranto – involved in the HMS Oxley incident
HMS Triumph (N18)T class Royal Navy1938Hit a mine off the coast of Greece in early January 1942 with the loss of all 59 crew
HMS Triumph (S93)Trafalgar class Royal Navy2 February 198716 February 1991Active in service as of 2010
HMS Trump (P333)T class Royal Navy31 December 194225 March 1944Scrapped at Newport, Wales in 1971
HMS Turbulent (S87)Trafalgar class Royal Navy8 May 19801 December 1982Active in service as of 2010
HMS Umbra (P35)U class Royal Navy19 July 194015 March 1941Sold for scrap in 1946, broken up at Blyth
HMS Umpire (N82)U class Royal Navy1 January 194030 December 1940Sunk in collision on 19 July 1941 with the loss of 22 men
HMS Unbeaten (N93)U class Royal Navy22 November 19399 July 1940Sunk on 11 November 1942 in friendly-fire incident
HMS Undaunted (N55)U class Royal Navy2 December 193920 August 1940Sunk 11 May 1941
HMS Undine (N48)U class Royal Navy19 February 19375 October 1937Sunk on 7 January 1940
HMS Union (N56)U class Royal Navy9 December 19391 October 1940Sunk on 20 July 1941
HMS Unique (N95)U class Royal Navy30 October 19396 June 1940Sunk around 10 October 1942
HMS Unity (N66)U class Royal Navy19 February 193716 February 1938Sunk on 29 April 1940
HMS Upholder (P37)U class Royal Navy30 October 19398 July 1940Fell victim to depth charges dropped to an Italian Orsa-class torpedo boat north-east of Tripoli (on her last mission)
HMS Upholder (S40)Type 2400 Royal NavyNovember 19832 December 1986Commissioned Royal Navy 7 Dec 1990. Decommissioned 29 April 1994. Sold to Canadian Navy in 1998 and handed over in 2004. Currently commissioned as HMCS Chicoutimi (Oct 2004). Sustained fire damage in transit to Canada. Returning to service in 2014 after three years of work at Victoria Shipyard Co. Ltd. in Esquimalt.
HMS Upright (N89)U class Royal Navy6 November 193921 April 1940Scrapped March 1946
HMS Urge (N17)U class Royal Navy30 October 193919 August 1940Sunk 29 April 1942
HMS Ursula / V-4U class Royal Navy /  Soviet Navy19 February 193716 February 1938Scrapped in May 1950
HMS Usk (N65)U class Royal Navy6 November 19397 June 1940Scrapped on 29 April 1942
HMS Utmost (N19)U class Royal Navy2 November 193920 April 1940Torpedoed and sunk on 25 November 1942
HMS Vampire (P72)V class Royal Navy9 November 194220 July 1943Scrapped at Gateshead in 1950
HMS Vandal (P64)U class Royal Navy17 March 194223 November 1942The submarine probably had the shortest career of any Royal Navy submarine, being lost with all 37 on-board just four days after commissioning (north of the Isle of Arran)
HMS Vanguard (S28)Vanguard class Royal Navy3 September 19864 March 1992Active in service as of 2010
HMS Vengeance (S31)Vanguard class Royal Navy9 September 199827 November 1999Active in service as of 2010
HMS Venturer / HNoMS UtsteinV class Royal Navy /
 Royal Norwegian Navy
25 August 19424 May 1943Scrapped in Sweden in 1964
HMS Victorious (S29)Vanguard class Royal NavySeptember 1993Active in service as of 2010
HMS Vigilant (S30)Vanguard class Royal NavyOctober 1995Active in service as of 2010

Civilian ships

Ocean liners and passenger ships

NameClassBuilt ForLaid downLaunchedFateImage
17 de Octobre[26]Passenger Cargo Ship Argentine Government1948
(1 December)
1950
(4 April)
Accra[27]Passenger Cargo Ship Elder Dempster1945
(3 December)
1947
(24 February)
RMS AntoniaPassenger liner Cunard Steamship Company19201921
(11 March)
Scrapped in 1948
Apapa[28]Passenger Cargo Ship Elder Dempster1946
(2 January)
1948
Awatea[29]Passenger liner Union Steam Ship Company of NZ19351936
(25 February)
Attacked near Bougie by German bombers and sank during the night (1942)
HMS Ben-my-ChreePassenger Ferry /
Seaplane carrier
Isle of Man Steam Packet19071908
(23 March)
Sunk on 11 January 1917 by shore-based Turkish artillery fire
RMS CarinthiaPassenger liner Cunard Steamship Company19241925
(24 February)
Sunk by a U-boat off the coast of Ireland in 1940
SS Chusan[30]Passenger liner P&O Steam Navigation Co194728 June 1949
Copenhagen[31]Passenger liner Nordline-1972Completed in Newcastle by Swan Hunter. By the time the ship was delivered to Nordline, the company was having financial difficulties and sold her to the Black Sea Shipping Co, where she was renamed Odessa. Scrapped in Bangladesh 2007.
Eva Peron[32]Passenger Cargo Ship Argentine Government1 December 194725 August 1949
SS FenellaPassenger steamer Isle of Man Steam Packet CompanyMay 19361937
SS HimalayaSteamship /
Cruise liner
Steamship route (TilburyMumbai – Australia) /
P&O Steam Navigation Co
5 October 1948Broken up in 1974 in Taiwan
Hinemoa[33]Passenger Cargo Ship Union Steam Ship Company of NZ194530 May 1946
Hobson's Bay[34]Passenger liner Commonwealth Line4 October 1921
Kedah[35]Passenger cargo ship Straits Steamship Company, Singapore192616 July 1927
TSS Lady of Mann [36]Passenger steamer Isle of Man Steam Packet Company4 March 1930
SS Mayon[37]Passenger cargo ship Philippine Steamship Company26 June 1930
SS Monarch of Bermuda[38]Passenger liner Furness WithyStarted construction in Walker-on-Tyne17 March 1931Renamed SS New Australia
HMHS NewfoundlandPassenger cargo ship Johnston Warren Lines24 January 1925Converted to Hospital ship in 1940, bombed and sunk off Salerno in 1943 with the loss of 38 lives
RMS Nova Scotia[39]Passenger cargo ship Johnston Warren Lines1926Converted to troopship in 1941, torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean SE off Natal Province in 1942, while carrying Italian prisoners: 858 lives lost
RMS Orama[40]Passenger liner Orient Steam Navigation Company192320 May 1924Converted to troopship in 1940, sunk west of Narvik in June 1940, 19 crew were lost and 280 were taken prisoner
RMS OrcadesPassenger liner Orient Steam Navigation Company14 October 1947Broken up in Kaohsiung in 1973 after being gutted by a fire in Hong Kong in 1972
RMS/HMS Orford[41]Passenger liner Orient Steam Navigation Company27 September 1927Converted to troopship in 1939, bombed and beached at Marseilles in 1940 while evacuating troops from France, refloated and scrapped in 1947
SS OrianaOcean liner Orient Steam Navigation Company18 September 19563 November 1959Broken up for scrap 2005
RMS OrionPassenger liner Orient Steam Navigation Company7 February 1934Converted to troopship in 1941, damaged in collision with HMS Revenge but repaired. Scrapped in Belgium 1963
Orizaba[42]Passenger liner Pacific Steam Navigation Company1886Ran aground and wrecked off Sydney in 1905
SS OronsayPassenger liner Orient Steam Navigation Company194930 June 1950Transferred to P&O Steam Navigation Co in 1963, scrapped in Taiwan in 1975
Orotava[43]Passenger liner Pacific Steam Navigation Company1889Sunk in 1896 but raised and reconditioned. Transferred to many other companies and eventually scrapped in 1919
Oroya[44]Passenger liner Pacific Steam Navigation Company31 August 1886Ran aground in the Bay of Naples in 1895 – severely damaged but repaired – Transferred to Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and scrapped in Genoa in 1909
SS Orsova[45]Passenger liner Orient Steam Navigation Company195214 May 1953Transferred to P&O Line ownership in 1965, scrapped in 1974
Ortona /
Arcadian[46]
Passenger liner Orient Line – Pacific Steam Navigation Company1899Torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean while en route from Salonika to Alexandria with troops (as a troopship) – 279 lives were lost
Oruba /
Orion[47]
Passenger liner Pacific Steam Navigation Company1889Purchased by the British Admiralty in 1914 and rebuilt to represent the battleship, HMS Orion, she was scuttled at Mudros Harbour, Lemnos Island, Greece as a breakwater in 1915
Otranto[48]Passenger liner Pacific Steam Navigation Company9 June 1925Scrapped at Faslane, Scotland in 1957
Presidente Peron[49]Passenger Cargo Ship Argentine Government3 November 1948
SS Queen of Bermuda[50]Passenger liner Furness WithyStarted construction in Walker-on-Tyne1 September 1932sold for scrap in 1966
Rangatira[51]Passenger liner Union Steam Ship Company of NZ16 April 1931Scrapped in 1967
RMS ScythiaPassenger liner Cunard Steamship Company191923 March 1920Scrapped in 1958
RMS StrathairdPassenger liner P&O Steam Navigation Co18 July 1931Scrapped in Hong Kong in 1961
SS Strathallan[52]Passenger liner P&O Steam Navigation Co23 September 1937Damaged by torpedo in the Mediterranean on 21 December 1942, a fire the following day capsized and sunk the ship
SS Stratheden[53]Passenger liner P&O Steam Navigation CoScrapped in Italy in 1969
RMS Strathmore[54]Passenger liner P&O Steam Navigation Co4 April 1935Scrapped in Italy in 1969
RMS StrathnaverPassenger liner P&O Steam Navigation Co5 February 1931Scrapped in Hong Kong in 1962

Oil, gas and LNG tankers

NameClassBuilt ForLaid downLaunchedFateImage
British Admiral[55]Oil tanker BP19631965
(17 March)
British Adventure[56]Oil tanker BP19501950
(12 December)
British Ambassador[57]Oil tanker BP19571958
(16 August)
British Faith[58]Oil tanker BP19561957
(10 December)
British Glory[59]Oil tanker BP19561957
British Grenadier[60]Oil tanker BP19611962
(16 August)
British Prestige[61]Oil tanker BP1958
(23 October)
1961
(28 July)
British Sovereign[62]Oil tanker BP1953
(27 March)
1954
(31 August)
British Victory[63]Oil tanker BP19531955
Esso Canterbury[64]Oil tanker Esso30 May 195224 September 1953
Esso Westminster[65]Oil tanker Esso29 February 195224 September 1953
Estrella Patagonica /
Voluta /
San Casimiro[66]
Oil tanker Shell Compania Argentina de Petroleo SA1962Scrapped Bombay in 1989
Eugenia Niarchos[67]Oil tanker Niarchos Group (Neptune Tanker Corporation)May 19551956
Ficus /
Empire Grenadier[68]
Oil tanker Shell Tankers U.K.1942Scrapped in 1960
Hinea[69]Oil tanker Shell1956Scrapped in 1976
Hinnites[70]Oil tanker Shell1956Scrapped in 1975
Humilaria /
San Edmundo[71]
Oil tanker Eagle Oil1958Scrapped in 1973
Kennerleya /
Empire Granite[72]
Oil tanker Shell UK1941Scrapped in 1960
Marinula /
Santa Margherita /
Trigonia[73]
Oil tanker Eagle Oil1916Scrapped Newport in 1951
MV Methane PrincessLNG carrier British GasScrapped in 1998
Narragansett[74]Oil tanker Anglo-American Oil Company19191920
Rebeca[75]Oil tanker Antilles Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij1938Scrapped in 1954
Rosalia[76]Oil tanker Antilles Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij1938Sunk in 1943
San Calisto /
Vermetus[77]
Oil tanker Eagle Oil /
Shell UK
1959Scrapped in 1975
San Conrado /
Valvata[78]
Oil tanker Eagle Oil /
Shell UK
1960Scrapped in 1975
San Gregorio /
Vitta[79]
Oil tanker Eagle OilJuly 19561957Scrapped in 1975
San Patricio /
Pecten[80]
Oil tanker Shell Compania Argentina de Petroleo SA /
Eagle Oil
1955Scrapped in 1986
Serenia[81]Oil tanker Shell1961Scrapped in 1987
SS Spyros Niarchos[82]Oil tanker Niarchos Group19551956

Cargo ships and other vessels

NameClassBuilt ForLaid downLaunchedFateImage
Affonso Penna[83]Floating dry dock Brazilian Government1910
(7 June)
Anglia[84]Cable Ship Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company1898
(20 June)
Aries[85]Steam YachtSir James Ramsden1873Wrecked at Hollyhead 29 Mar 1880
Carl Schmedeman[86]Cargo ship Tropical Steamship Company, Toronto1 June 195112 May 1952
Duke of Connaught[87]Floating dry dock Canadian Vickers, Montreal19121912
Duke of Devonshire[88]Screw BarqueEastern Steam Ships Co Ltd1873
(25 Jun)
HMCS Earl Grey[89]Ice breaker Canadian GovernmentJune 1909
Empire AdmiralCargo ship Ministry of War Transport26 March 1945Scrapped in Taiwan, March 1969
Empire AthelstanHeavy lift ship Ministry of War Transport15 January 1946Scrapped in Yugoslavia, January 1976
Empire CharmianHeavy lift ship Ministry of War Transport25 November 1942Scrapped in India, March 1962
HMS Exmouth /
HMS Worcester[90]
School ship Metropolitan Asylums Board4 April 1905Accommodation for the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow
Geraldine Mary[91]Cargo ship Anglo-Newfoundland Shipping Company19 August 1924
JH HunterSludge vessel London County Council2 October 1924
SS KurtuluşCargo ship Cargo ship (also transported food in the 1941–42 Greek famine)1883Ran aground and sunk near Marmara Island
Modavia[92]Cargo ship Donaldson Line192523 September 1926Torpedoed and sunk by E-boat in Lyme Bay in 1943
Moreton Bay[93]Cargo ship Donaldson Line1921
Moveria[94]Cargo ship Donaldson Line10 October 1924Broken up in 1952

Key facts

  • The largest ship ever to be built in Barrow was the 103,000-ton oil tanker British Admiral.[95] She was the first of her size to ever be built in Britain and even held the title of being the world's largest ship for a short time.
  • The largest liner built at Barrow was Oriana. She was 804 ft long (245 m), 97 ft wide (30 m) and weighed 41,910 tons. She had a speed capable of reaching 30.64 knots (56.75 km/h; 35.26 mph), and was also the first liner to be fitted with transverse propulsion.[96]
  • The largest navy ship built in Barrow was aircraft carrier HMS Hermes. Her length was 744.3 ft (226.9 m) and a beam of 90 ft (27 m), she also had a standard displacement of 23,900 tons (28,700 tons full load).[97]
  • The largest loss of life on a Barrow-built ship was on 28 November 1942, when RMS Nova Scotia acting as a troop ship during World War II was torpedoed off the coast of South Africa by a German submarine, killing 858. This is closely followed by the events of 9 July 1917, when 843 men were killed in the UK's worst ever explosion on board HMS Vanguard.
  • The most recent Barrow-built vessel to be lost during a military campaign occurred in 1982 during the Falkland War when HMS Sheffield was attacked and sunk by the Argentine Navy.
  • The first ship to be built in Barrow was Jane Roper, which was launched in 1852, and Barrow's first steamship, a 3,000-ton liner named Duke of Devonshire, was launched in 1873.
  • The most successful British submarine of World War II was built in Barrow. HMS Upholder completed 24 patrols, sinking around 120,000 tons of enemy shipping, including destroyer Libeccio after the Battle of the Duisburg Convoy and the 18,000-ton Italian liner SS Conte Rosso.

Notables to launch vessels

20th Century

21st Century

See also

References

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