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  D-Day Panoramic images - Normandy - HMS Belfast museum - Full Screen QTVR photos from panoramas.dk
HMS Belfast is a cruiser set to sea in March 1938 and during the Second World War, it played a leading part in the destruction of the German cruiser Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape and at the landing in Normandy.
On D-Day HMS Belfast was Responsible for supporting the British and Canadian landings on the 'Gold' and 'Juno' beaches and, it was one of the first ships to open fire on German positions.
Today HMS Belfast is a part of the Imperial War Museum and is anchored right in the centre of London between the Tower and London Bridge.
www.panoramas.dk /fullscreen3/f24.html   (599 words)

  HMS Belfast (C35) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Belfast (C35) is an Edinburgh-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy.
She served in World War II and is now berthed on the River Thames near the Tower Bridge in London and serving as a museum ship.
Launched in March 1938, Belfast was the largest light cruiser ever built for the Royal Navy, with a displacement of 13,175 tons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Belfast   (299 words)

 HMS Belfast - Things to do in London - All in London
The plan for HMS Belfast was conceived in 1936 when the admiralty decided to build 2 "Southampton" class cruisers to boost their Naval fleet.
With the outbreak of War HMS Belfast was sent to patrol Northern waters where it secured the capture of SS Cap Norte- the largest vessel to be captured in naval history.
HMS Belfast was one of the first ships to fire on enemy positions during the D-Day landings in 1944.
www.allinlondon.co.uk /hms-belfast.php   (276 words)

 HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast is a light cruiser, launched on St. Patrick's Day in March 1938, served in World War II and in the Korean War and remained in active service until 1963.
To protect the convoys, the Allied used forces from the Royal Navy, and it was during the December convoy 1943 that Belfast played her role in capturing and sinking the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst.
Belfast opened fire with star shells to light up the German cruiser and then the rest of the British cruisers opened fire and managed to hit Scharnhorst's radar.
www.isazone.com /ww-ii/belfast   (749 words)

 Range Finder: HMS Belfast - Model Boats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For many years the museum ship HMS Belfast, the last surviving Town Class cruiser of WW2, has pride of place moored on the Thames close to Tower Bridge in London.
Recently HMS Belfast, in a hail of publicity was moved from her usual spot to a dry dock at Portsmouth to undergo maintenance on the hull and a repaint.
A rare shot of HMS Belfast undergoing shot blasting and painting during her resent maintenance visit to dry dock at Portsmouth.
www.modelboats.co.uk /features/range/belfast.html   (165 words)

 HMS Belfast, London SE1: tourist information from TourUK
HMS Belfast is one of the most spectacular sights on the Thames.
HMS Belfast was a 'cruiser' or flagship and played and important role in leading convoys, and was equipped with an operating theatre, dental surgery and hospital beds.
HMS Belfast's massive front two gun turrets are trained on the Scratchwood motorway services on the M1, 12.5 miles north-west from the ship.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_sights/hmsbelfast1.htm   (229 words)

 International Congress of Maritime Museums
HMS Belfast is pleased to announce the opening of a new permanent exhibition on 31st October 2002.
The exhibition, working title Life at Sea, is designed to complement HMS Belfast in War and Peace, the existing historical exhibition.
Whilst the latter tells the story of the ship, the new exhibition will concentrate on the lives and experiences of the ship's companies during her various commissions, and so as much use as possible will be made of eyewitness accounts, particularly sound recordings.
www.icmmonline.org /members/britain/hmsbelfast.html   (353 words)

 Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - HMS Belfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Permanently moored in the Thames close to London Bridge, HMS Belfast was commissioned into the Royal Navy in August 1939.
In June 1944 HMS Belfast led the naval bombardment off Normandy in support of the Allied landings of D-Day.
HMS Belfast is now part of the Imperial War Museum.
www.hnsa.org /ships/belfast.htm   (285 words)

 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - HMS Belfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The largest cruiser in the Royal Navy when commissioned in August 1939, HMS Belfast was nearly sunk three months later when on November 21 a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth broke her back.
Refitted for tropical duty, Belfast was dispatched to the Pacific, but she arrived when the war was all but over.
Assigned as flagship of the British fleet in China during the Amethyst crisis in 1949, she remained in the Pacific through the Korean War (1950-52), and in two years fired more rounds against enemy shore emplacements than she had in all of World War II.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_010700_hmsbelfast.htm   (391 words)

 The 10 Worst London Tourist Attractions - HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast, moored on the south side of London’s River Thames, is old, looks old and smells very old.
HMS Belfast is a good place to visit, its an impressive site to see and well worth a look round.
HMS Belfast is a very good place to go and it is a good insight to what happened all those years ago.
www.londonp.com /attraction/hms-belfast   (972 words)

 HMS 'Belfast' - London in war and conflict - Port Cities
HMS Belfast remained in service until 1963, during which time she was involved in the Korean War and other peacekeeping missions in the Far East and the Mediterranean.
HMS 'Belfast' is mined by a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth
HMS 'Belfast' is stationed in the Far East and transports liberated prisoners from Japanese PoW camps
www.portcities.org.uk /london/server.php?show=ConFactFile.42   (381 words)

 Navy News - News Desk - News - HMS Belfast hosts RN careers day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS Belfast is to be open to the public free of charge for one day only as part of a Royal Navy careers initiative.
The veteran 10,000-ton cruiser, moored on the Thames in the heart of London, is to act as a floating advertisement for the Navy on October 25 when she will host a careers open day.
HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and served with distinction as one of the largest Navy cruisers in World War II, playing a major role in the destruction of the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst at North Cape at Christmas 1943, and at the Normandy Landings, where she was the HQ and Flagship.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2002/0210/0002101401.asp   (710 words)

 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | HMS Belfast sails into history
He reckons he is one of only a few men left who served on her, who actually hail from Belfast, and he is proud of his associations with the ship.
Company sales manager David McVeigh said he thought that while HMS Belfast represented all that was good about the company's past, a successful, if different future for Harland and Wolff, was on the cards.
When the cake is all eaten and the toasts made, HMS Belfast will go back to being a floating museum.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/2864575.stm   (594 words)

 HMS Belfast - showing on The History Channel
The story of HMS Belfast is one of the most dramatic naval stories of World War Two.
The Belfast played a key role in the epic day-long battle of North Cape in December 1943, and fired the first shells on the beaches of Normandy in the assault that began the D-Day invasion.
Today, HMS Belfast is preserved on the River Thames in the heart of London.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /staging/tv_guide/full_details/British_history/programme_63.php   (151 words)

 British Navy Ships--HMS Belfast (1939-1971)
HMS Belfast, a 10,550-ton Edinburgh class light cruiser, was built at Belfast, Northern Ireland, and completed in August 1939.
She was en route to the Pacific war zone when World War II ended and served in the Far East during the post-war years of 1945-47.
Belfast returned to Asian waters in 1948 for an eventful tour, including vigorous participation in the first weeks of the Korean War.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-b/belfast.htm   (372 words)

 Navy News - News Desk - News - Memories of HMS Belfast to go into print   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
But this time the HMS Belfast Association wants to focus on the men who lived and fought in the ship.
Admiral Sir Jeremy Black, President of the HMS Belfast Association, said: “The Belfast is a very special ship to all who ever served in her and I know that they will want to be part of this latest chapter in her history.”
Beyond serving as a memorial to Belfast’s ship’s company, it will be used as an educational tool for the 50,000 children who tour the cruiser annually.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2004/0411/0004111601.asp   (359 words)

 HMS Belfast at HMS Belfast - Attractions - Around Town - Time Out London
Despite being surrounded by a historical hotchpotch of structures as diverse and extraordinary as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and City Hall, HMS Belfast still stands out, with both a lived-in feel and a historical significance that is unique.
The wealth of information about weights, measures, firepower and so on can seem a little overwhelming, but can be made sense of: the fact that the anchor weighs 5.5 tons was given more immediate meaning for me on discovering that the anchor chains were as thick as my calf.
The crew now running HMS Belfast is working hard to engage new generations, including regular special events and the popular ‘Kip in a Ship’ sleepovers for schools and youth groups.
www.timeout.com /london/aroundtown/events/181656/hms_belfast.html   (792 words)

And take time to admire her beautiful 4-color camouflage scheme before boarding the Belfast.
Strap yourself into a twin 40mm Bofors mount and live out your fantasy of defending the ship against enemy fighters – or hordes of London tourists.
The view over the forward 6" guns is breathtaking, and the audio effects simulate the exchange of orders as the Belfast stalked the Scharnhorst during the Battle of the North Cape.
www.steelnavy.com /belfast1.htm   (407 words)

 HMS Belfast - Brighton & Hove City Guide venues & listings
HMS Belfast is the largest surviving example of Britain's twentieth century naval power and is now a museum moored on the Thames between Tower and London Bridge.
Best known for her role in supporting the advancing Allied troops as they made their way onto Gold and Juno beaches on the morning of D-Day, 6 June 1944, HMS Belfast is now a naval time capsule, providing nine decks of living history to explore.
The HMS Belfast experience provides living testament to her illustrious service, her battle stories and the conditions in which up to 950 crew members lived and fought in until her retirement from the Royal Navy in 1965.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /brightonandhove/museum/AM15955.html   (447 words)

 The Urinals of HMS Belfast
The HMS Belfast is moored on the Thames River in London, England.
Launched in 1938, she was the largest such ship in the Royal Navy during the War.
The Belfast was hit by a mine at the outbreak of hostilities and spent two years under repair in the Royal Navy Shipyards before returning to action and serving with distinction during the Second World War as well as the Korean Conflict.
www.urinal.net /hms_belfast   (136 words)

 Shop A&E and The History Channel : HMS Belfast: Steel Fortress VHS
From guarding convoys to the D-Day bombardments, she was involved in a host of major battles and served with distinction from the first shot to the final surrender.
Commissioned in 1938, the Belfast was the most modern vessel in the Royal Navy, with rapid-firing 6-inch guns and the ability to cruise at high speeds for long periods of time, making her ideal for patrolling the vast seaways of the British Empire.
Here, naval historians and former crewmen detail the battles where the Belfast proved her mettle, from the sinking of the last active German big-gun warship, the Scharnhorst, to the D-Day invasions.
store.aetv.com /html/product/index.jhtml?id=43481   (214 words)

 Battle of North Cape, HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast, Admiral Burnet's flagship, leads HMS Sheffield and HMS Norfolk in the hunt for the Scharnhorst in naval art print HMS Belfast during the Battle of North Cape.
HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson
Under lowering arctic skies HMS Belfast (Admiral Burnets Flagship) leads HMS Sheffield and HMS Norfolk in the race to protect convoy JW55B from Scharnhorst.
www.military-art.com /dhm734.htm   (587 words)

 Southampton Class
HMS Newcastle, HMS Southampton, HMS Birmingham, HMS Glasgow, HMS Sheffield, HMS Liverpool, HMS Manchester, HMS Gloucester, HMS Belfast, HMS Edinburgh including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the Southampton Class cruisers.
HMS Newcastle was built by Vickers Armstrong and launched laid down on the 4th October 1934 and launched 23rd January 1936 and completed 5th march 1937.
My father Frank served on HMS Southampton from October 1938 until her sinking in the Med on 11th January 1941.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /southampton_class.htm   (1443 words)

 HMS Belfast, City of London - London - UK Attraction
HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and served throughout the Second World War, and took an important role in the Normandy Landings.
In 1971 she was saved for the nation as a unique and historic reminder of Britain’s navel heritage in the first half of the twentieth century.
HMS Belfast is currently moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames.
www.ukattraction.com /london/hms-belfast.htm   (183 words)

 HMS Belfast on AboutBritain.com
HMS Belfast served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings.
Your tour will take you from HMS Belfast's Quarterdeck up to the top of her Bridge and all the way down through nine decks to her massive Boiler and Engine Rooms, well below the ship's waterline.
On your way, you will be able to see inside her triple 6-inch gun turrets; explore the heavily armoured Shell Rooms and Magazines and experience what life was like for her crew by visiting the cramped Messdecks, Officers' Cabins, Galley and Sick Bay.
www.aboutbritain.com /HMSBelfast.htm   (509 words)

 HMS Belfast (C35) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
HMS Belfast (C35) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
HMS Belfast (C35) is a Southampton-class (Click link for more info and facts about light cruiser) light cruiser of the (Click link for more info and facts about Royal Navy) Royal Navy.
During the last days of the war in Europe, she was spotted in the North Sea by a German Type-XXI (?) submarine without being aware of it.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hm/hms_belfast_(c35)3.htm   (163 words)

 Welcome to HMS Belfast, a unique 20th century cruiser
HMS Belfast served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings.
HMS Belfast, London’s Floating Naval Museum, is preparing a family-orientated exhibition using hands-on and computerised interactive displays to demonstrate techniques of shipbuilding, from the ‘age of sail’ to modern prefabrication methods.
HMS Belfast is delighted to welcome it's newest crew members!
hmsbelfast.iwm.org.uk   (313 words)

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