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HMS Belfast, London.

Article about: This morning I took the train into London to see the HMS Belfast. What an amazing day. Am going to upload photos throughout the evening, not a whole lot of info and comments, just photos, so

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    The old gal HMS Belfast will usually need a touch up every 8 years. She will then be towed to Portsmouth by one tugboat. She is fully able to sail by her own steam, but it would be too costly in money, insurance and fuel hence why she is towed.
    Last edited by Little Mermaid; 02-04-2013 at 05:15 PM.

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    Superb photos Chris, thanks for sharing.

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    That cat's well behaved....It hasn't moved a muscle since I saw it 4 years ago!
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the photos need to get my butt down there again someday..Last time I visited must have been in the 70s!!!!..She was still being built lol.... Thanks again Terry.

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    Good morning

    More shots. An Enigma machine which I believe came from the Scharnhorst. Also a silk ribbon which was attached to the specific champagne bottle used by Mrs. Chamberlain at the launching if HMS Belfast.
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    When HMS Belfast struck a mine, and had to stay in dry docks for 2,5 years, in 39 her crew was tranferred to the HMS Hood. Almost the entire crew went down when she was destroyed. The Belfast was a happy and lucky ship to her crew.
    Not really important information, but the HMS Hood was three times the length and twice the width of the HMS Belfast. And I do not think she is small at all.
    Last edited by Little Mermaid; 02-04-2013 at 05:10 AM.

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    Lovely photos, thanks for posting. I showed my old dad who served on the Ark Royal as a chief shipwright (chief petty officer) and the workshop took him straight back to his youth. He still has all his old tools and sea chest in the shed. The ships cat was a very important member of the crew as pest controller. When the Ark Royal was torpedoed and sunk in 1941 even the ships cat was called to muster and rescued, no doubt using up one his nine lives!

    Mark.

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