- 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, Cumbria, Englandby Vickers, VSEL(now BAE) or any other descendant companies. The list may be incomplete but contains as much information as possible on the ships/ submarines built in Barrow for various navies, cruise linercompanies etc (inc. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USAand Venezuela).
Barrow has built 312 submarines for the Royal Navy, 373 merchant ships and 148 naval surface ships. [ cite web|url=http://www.submarineheritage.com/history.html |title=History - Barrow Shipyard and Submarines |accessdate=2007-08-05 |publisher=Submarine Heritage Foundation ]
Notables to launch vessels
*The largest liner built at Barrow was the Oriana. She was 804ft long, convert|97|ft|m|abbr=on wide (
RMS Titanicwas convert|882.9|ft|m|abbr=on by 92.6ft) and weighed 41,910 tons(Titanic weighed 52,310 tons). She had a speed capeable of reaching 30.64 knots(Titanic's maximum speed was 23 knots), and was also the first liner to be fitted with transverse propulsion, she cost of £14,000,000 [http://www.chesterahoy.com/SHIPS/cs.htm] .
*The largest navy ship built in Barrow was
aircraft carrierHMS Hermes. Her length was convert|744.3|ft|m|1|abbr=on and a beam of convert|90|ft|m|0|abbr=on, she also had a standard displacement of 23,900 tons (28,700 tons full load) [http://www.chesterahoy.com/SHIPS/bd.htm] .
*The largest ship ever to be built in Barrow was the 103,000 ton oil tanker British Admiral [http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=155668] . She was the first of her size to ever be built in Britain and even held the title of being the worlds largest ship for a short time.
*The largest loss of life on a Barrow built ship was on
9 July 1917when 843 men were killed in the UK's worst ever explosion on board the HMS Vanguard (1909).
*The first ship to be built in Barrow was the '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
submarineof World War IIwas built in Barrow. HMS Upholder (P37)completed 24 patrols, sinking around 120,000 tons of enemy shipping including destroyer Libeccio after the Battle of the Duisburg Convoyand the 18,000 ton Italian liner SS Conte Rosso.
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