Barrow Built Ships

Covers relating to Naval Ships built at Barrow-in-Furness


HMS Repulse
Resolution-class Ballistic Missile submarine (SSBN03).

Ordered from Vickers-Armstrongs on 8 May 1963, laid down on 12 March 1965, launched on 4 November 1967 and Commissioned on 28 September 1968. She was the last of her class remaining in service with the navy, decommissioning in 1996.

First Launch of Polaris A-3 Nuclear Missile by Starboard Crew
27th March 1969.





HMS Courageous
Valiant Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

Rededication Ceremony at Devonport Naval Base
11th October 1986

Built by VSEL
Launched 7.3.1970

RNCC Cover No. 77



Upholder
First Diesel Electric Type 2400 Submarine

Launch at VSEL
2nd December 1986

RNCC Cover No. 90

HMS Upholder
First Diesel Electric Type 2400 Submarine

Commissioning Ceremony  at VSEL
9th June 1990








HMS Triumph
"Trafalgar" Class Submarine

Commissioning Ceremony at VSEL
12th October 1991

Launched at VSEL
16th February 1991

RNCC Cover 7/40




HMS Victorious
"Vanguard" Class Trident Submarine

Commissioning Ceremony at VSEL, Barrow-in-Furness
7th January 1995

Launched at VSEL on 23.9.1993


Royal Naval Covers No. 2/35





HMS Vigilant
"Vanguard" Class Trident Submarine

Commissioning Ceremony at VSEL, Barrow-in-Furness
2nd November 1996

"Launched" at VSEL on 14.10.1995


Royal Naval Covers No. 4/5






HMS Vengeance
"Vanguard" Class Trident Submarine

Naming/"Launch" Ceremony at VSEL, Barrow-in-Furness
19th September 1998


Royal Naval Covers No. 5/11



HMS/m Porpoise
First Diesel Electric Submarine (SSK)

Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of her Launch on 25th April 1956 at VSEL, Barrow in Furness
6/20

Royal Naval Covers No.




Centenary 1883-1983
Royal Corps of Naval Constructors

23rd August 1983 - Bath



Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet by HM Queen Elizabeth II

Spithead, 28th June 1977