Barrow Built Ships

Further covers relating to Naval Ships built at Barrow-in-Furness
from 1960 (Dreadnought) to date


HMS Dreadnought
Nuclear-powered submarine

Yard Number: 1062

Click link for 2nd Commission VSEL cover 10.9.1970

Click link for Visit to Gibraltar VSEL cover 27.8.1971





HMS Mawhawk
Tribal-class frigate

Yard Number: 1063


HMS Osiris
Oberon-class submarine

Yard Number: 1064

HMS Valiant
Valiant-class nuclear-powered submarine

Yard Number: 1066


OHMS Ministry of Defence (Naval)
undated cover with cachet on reverse.


Postcard
(blank on reverse)









HMS Warspite
Valiant-class nuclear-powered submarine

Yard Number: 1072


Postcard
(blank on reverse)



HMS Resolution
Resolution-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number: 1074

HMS Repulse
Resolution-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number: 1075

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 off Cape Canaveral.


De-commissioning Ceremony
28th August 1996
Royal Navy Covers, Series 3 no.47













HMS Churchill
Churchill-class (repeat Valiant-class) nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number 1076

Click link for First Commission VSEL cover 15.7.1970
HMS Courageous
Churchill-class (repeat Valiant-class) nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1077


Launched 7.3.1970


Rededication Ceremony at Devonport Naval Base
11th October 1986
RNCC cover No. 77

Davenport Navy Days
24th-26th August 2002
Royal Navy Covers, Series 6 No.37

Click link for First Commission VSEL cover 16.10.1971







HMS Swiftsure
Swiftsure-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number 1078
Click link for Launch VSEL cover 7.9.1971

Click link for First Commission VSEL cover 17.4.1973
IIS Rostam (Sabalan)
Iranian Navy, Vosper Mark V-class (or Avland-class) Frigate

Yard Number 1079

IIS Zaal (Alborz)
Iranian Navy, Vosper Mark V-class (or Avland-class) Frigate

Yard Number 1080

HMS Sheffield
Type 42 guided missile destroyer

Yard Number: 1084

Launch
10th June 1971
Royal Navy Series cover





Click link for Launch VSEL cover 10.6.1971



HMS Sovereign
Swiftsure-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1086
Click link for Launch VSEL cover 17.2.1973

Click link for First Commission VSEL cover 11.7.1974
S Humaita
Brazilian Navy, Oberon-class submarine

Yard Number: 1087
Click link for First Commission VSEL cover 18.6.1973
S Tonelero
Brazilian Navy, Oberon-class submarine

Yard Number: 1088
Click link for Launch VSEL cover 22.11.1972
ARA Hercules
Type 42 destroyer

Yard Number 1089
Click link for Launch VSEL cover 24.10.1972
HMS Superb
Swiftsure-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number 1090






HMS Cardiff
Type 42 guided missile destroyer

Yard Number 1091

Click link for Launch VSEL cover 22.2.1974




HMS Sceptre
Swiftsure-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number 1092


Re-dedication Ceremony
1st July 2000
Royal Navy Covers, Series 5 No.51






INS Gal
Israeli Navy, Type 540  GAL-classsubmarine

Yard Number 1093

INS Tanin
Israeli Navy, Type 540  GAL-classsubmarine

Yard Number 1094

INS Rahar
Israeli Navy, Type 540  GAL-classsubmarine

Yard Number 1095

S Riachuelo
Brazilian Navy, Oberon-class subm
arine

Yard Number 1096

HMS Spartan
Swiftsure-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number 1097

HMS Invincible
Invincible-class (light) aircraft carrier

Yard Number 1098
Click link for Invincible related covers
HMS Splendid
Swiftsure-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number 1099


De-commissioning Ceremony
14th August 2003
Royal Navy Covers, Series 7 No.9A






HMS Trafalgar
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number 1100


Re-dedication Ceremony
7th October 1995
Royal Navy Covers, Series 3 No.21a






HMS Turbulent
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number 1101


Re-dedication Ceremony
19th July 1997
Royal Navy Covers, Series 4 No.20a






HMS Manchester
Type 42 (Batch 3) destroyer

Yard Number 1102

HMS Tireless
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number 1103


Re-dedication Ceremony
26th June 1999
Royal Navy Covers, Series 5 No.31A






HMS Torbay
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number 1104

HMS Trenchent
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number 1105

HMS Upholder
Diesel Electric Type 2400 diesel-electric submarine

Yard Number: 1106


Launch at VSEL
2nd December 1986
RNCC cover No. 90


Commissioning Ceremony  at VSEL
9th June 1990
RNCC cover, Series 6 No.21a


De-commissioning Ceremony
29th April 1994
Royal Navy Covers, Series 1 No.52



Click link for Launch VSEL cover 2.12.1986









HMS Talent
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number: 1107


Launch Ceremony
15th April 1988
RNCC cover, Series 3 No.7A


Re-Dedication Ceremony
7th September 2006
Royal Naval Covers, Series 8 No.17

Click link for Launch VSEL cover 15.4.1988





HMS Triumph
Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine

Yard Number 1108



Commissioning Ceremony
12th October 1991
RNCC cover, Series 7 No.40


De-commissioning Ceremony
31st January 2004
Royal Navy Covers, Series 7 No.21








HMS Vanguard
Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number:  1109

HMS Victorious
Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)


Yard Number:  1110



First Commissioning Ceremony
7th January 1995
Royal Naval Covers, Series 2 No.35




End of First Commission Ceremony
16th January 2005
Royal Navy Covers, Series 7 No.34










HMS Vigilant
Vanguard-Class Trident Submarine

Yard Number: 1111


Official Naming Ceremony
14th October 1995
Royal Navy Covers, Series 3 No.23


First Commissioning Ceremony
2nd November 1996
Royal Naval Covers, Series 4 No.5











HMS Vengeance
Vanguard-Class Trident Submarine

Yard Number: 11122

Naming/Launch Ceremony
19th September 1998
Royal Naval Covers, Series 5  No.11





HMS Ocean
Amphibious Helicopter Carrier

Yard Number: 1113

Launched 11th November 1995 (Clyde)

Named 20th February 1998 (VSEL)

Commissioning Ceremony (Devonport)
30th September 1998
Royal Navy Covers, Series 5 No.10







HMS Albion
Albion-class assault ship - amphibious transport dock

Yard Number: 1117

HMS Bulwark
Albion-class assault ship - amphibious transport dock

Yard Number: 1118





RFA Wave Knight
Wave-class fast fleet tanker

Yard Number: 1119

RFA Wave Ruler
Wave-class fast fleet tanker

Yard Number: 1120

HMS Astute
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1122


Naming Ceremony
8th June 2007
Royal Navy Covers, Series 8 No.25




HMS Ambush
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1123

HMS Artful
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine


Yard Number: 1124

HMS Audacious
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1127

HMS Anson
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1128

HMS Agamemnon
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1129

HMS Agincourt
Astute-class nuclear fleet submarine

Yard Number: 1131

HMS Dreadnought
Dreadnought-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number: 1132

HMS Valiant
Dreadnought-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number: 1133

HMS Warspite
Dreadnought-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number: 1134

HMS King George VI
Dreadnought-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)

Yard Number: 1135