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HMS Belfast C 35 no 1 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast C 35 no 1 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Imperial War Museum.
Operator:
Imperial War Museum, UK
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
River Thames, London, UK
Photo Date:
27.10.2013
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
27/06/2016 20:02:20
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HMS Belfast C 35 no 2 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast C 35 no 2 - 27.10.2013
Construction of Belfast, the first Royal Navy ship to be named after the capital city of Northern Ireland, and one of ten Town-class cruisers, began in December 1936. She was launched on St Patrick's Day, 17 March 1938
Operator:
Imperial War Museum, UK
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
River Thames, London, UK
Photo Date:
27.10.2013
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
27/06/2016 20:07:09
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HMS Belfast C 35 no 3 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast C 35 no 3 - 27.10.2013
Commissioned in early August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Belfast was initially part of the British naval blockade against Germany. In November 1939 Belfast struck a German mine and spent more than two years undergoing extensive repairs. Belfast returned to action in November 1942 with improved firepower, radar equipment and armour.
Operator:
Imperial War Museum, UK
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
River Thames, London, UK
Photo Date:
27.10.2013
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
27/06/2016 20:11:26
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HMS Belfast C 35 no 4 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast C 35 no 4 - 27.10.2013
Belfast saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943, and in December 1943 played an important role in the Battle of North Cape, assisting in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst. In June 1944 Belfast took part in Operation Overlord supporting the Normandy landings.
Operator:
Imperial War Museum, UK
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
River Thames, London, UK
Photo Date:
27.10.2013
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
27/06/2016 20:14:52
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HMS Belfast C 35 no 5 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast C 35 no 5 - 27.10.2013
In June 1945 Belfast was redeployed to the Far East to join the British Pacific Fleet, arriving shortly before the end of the Second World War. Belfast saw further combat action in 1950–52 during the Korean War and underwent an extensive modernisation between 1956 and 1959. A number of further overseas commissions followed before Belfast entered reserve in 1963.
Operator:
Imperial War Museum, UK
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
River Thames, London, UK
Photo Date:
27.10.2013
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
27/06/2016 20:17:28
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HMS Belfast C 35 no 6 - 27.10.2013
HMS Belfast C 35 no 6 - 27.10.2013
In 1967, efforts were initiated to avert Belfast's expected scrapping and preserve her as a museum ship. A joint committee of the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Ministry of Defence was established, and reported in June 1968 that preservation was practical. In 1971 the government decided against preservation, prompting the formation of the private HMS Belfast Trust to campaign for her preservation. The efforts of the Trust were successful, and the government transferred the ship to the Trust in July 1971. Brought to London, she was moored on the River Thames near Tower Bridge in the Pool of London, in Southwark, London, England. Opened to the public in October 1971, Belfast became a branch of the Imperial War Museum in 1978.
Operator:
Imperial War Museum, UK
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
River Thames, London, UK
Photo Date:
27.10.2013
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
27/06/2016 20:23:53
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HMS Victory - 10.06.2005
HMS Victory - 10.06.2005
HMS Victory is a first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, started in 1759 and launched in 1765, most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. She is the oldest naval ship still in commission, and now sits in dry dock in Portsmouth, England as a museum ship
Operator:
NIL
Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli
Location:
Portsmouth, UK
Photo Date:
10.06.2005
Photo Category::
Museum Ships
Photo Posted Online:
3/7/2010 10:36:55 PM
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