TQ3380 : HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge
HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge
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.

LinkExternal link HMS Belfast website
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Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 21 May, 2012
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
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Thames 
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London 
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WGS84: 51:30.4102N 0:4.9102W
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