HMS Belfast (C35) - River Thames - London, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 30.371 W 000° 04.880
30U E 702545 N 5710156
Quick Description: HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser (C35), permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Imperial War Museum.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/12/2012 1:36:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMFFJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
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.

"Built by Messrs Harland & Wolff of Belfast in 1936, Anne Chamberlain, wife of the then Prime Minister launched Belfast on St Patrick’s Day 1938. After fitting out and builder’s trials HMS Belfast was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 5 August 1939 under the command of Captain G A Scott DSO RN.

Since 1971, all of that history and stories about life of sailors on the HMS Belfast are available to the public." Text Source & Museum Website: (visit link)

Hours of Operation:
1 March - 31 October: 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 17.00)

1 November - 28 February: 10.00 - 17.00 (last admission 16.00)

Closed: 24, 25 and 26 December

Admission Prices:
Adults From £12.70

kids aged 15 and under go free!
Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

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