TQ3380 : Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast

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Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
Looking towards Tower Bridge, from a Thames Cruise boat, alongside HMS Belfast.

HMS Belfast, one of the most powerful large light cruisers ever commissioned, was built Messrs Harland and Wolff of Belfast. The vessel was launched on 17 March 1938, and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 5 August 1939. She played an important role in both the Second World War and the Korean War as well as performing peacekeeping duties throughout the 1950s and up until laid up on 24 August 1963.

Saved from destruction, HMS Belfast was brought to her current (permanent) mooring on The Thames and opened to the public on 21 October 1971. The ship is now operated as part of the Imperial War Museum.

HMS Belfast is the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War.and is the first ship to be preserved for the nation since Nelsonís Victory.

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Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London.

The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers.

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Thames 
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