HMS Belfast is a naval ship with a history and legacy that’s incomparable to no other vessel of its class.

Post her service, she has become a museum vessel offering a glimpse of naval life during the heydays of World War II.

The construction of the vessel took place in the Northern Irish shipbuilding yard of Harland and Wolff, two years prior to the vessel’s launch. 

The Royal Navy vessel measured almost 614 feet lengthwise, with a beam of almost 69 feet and a draught of almost 20 feet.

The vessel offered speeds touching over 30 knots.

During its first operation, the vessel was skippered by Skipper Scott, D.A.

HMS Belfast was first deployed in maritime action against the German naval forces. In its very first operation, the vessel came under attack by a marine mine.

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