TQ3380 : HMS Belfast, London

taken 9 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

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HMS Belfast, London
HMS Belfast, London
This WWII cruiser is now looking the best she has for a long time. Due to corrosion, both masts had been shrouded in scaffolding and plastic but thanks to a generous donation they have both been restored and can now be seen in all their glory. This vessel is a seriously good visit for enthusiasts of both steam and killing machinery. Even better, the photograph was taken from a 1927 twin screw steam tug - Portwey.
HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast is an ex-Royal Navy Town-class cruiser and now a museum ship operated by the Imperial War Museum. Commissioned in August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, She was decommissioned in 1963 and now is located near to Tower Bridge and measures 613.5 ft (186.99 m) in length.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3325 8037 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3936N 0:4.8850W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3332 8039
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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