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


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, England by 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 liner companies 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, USA and 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 ]

Military ships

Notables to launch vessels

* Winston Churchill - HMS Indomitable
* Elizabeth II - HMS Invincible, HMS Ocean etc.
* Princess Anne - HMS Albion
* Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - HMS Astute

Factfile

*The largest liner built at Barrow was the Oriana. She was 804ft long, convert|97|ft|m|abbr=on wide (RMS Titanic was 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 carrier HMS 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 1917 when 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 submarine of World War II was 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 Convoy and the 18,000 ton Italian liner SS Conte Rosso.

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