HMS Belfast (C35)

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HMS Belfast at her Lunnon berth, pentit in Admiralty pattern Disruptive Camouflage
History
Royal Navy Ensign.UK
Name: HMS Belfast
Ordered: 21 September 1936
Bigger: Harland an Wolff shipyard, Belfast, UK
Yard nummer: 1000[1]
Laid doun: 10 December 1936
Launched: 17 Mairch 1938
Completit: 3 August 1939[1]
Commissioned: 5 August 1939
Decommissioned: 24 August 1963
Identification: Pennant nummer C35
Motto:
  • Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus
  • (Laitin: For sae much, hou shall we repay?)
Honours an
awairds:
  • Arctic 1943
  • North Cape 1943
  • Normandy 1944
  • Korea 1950–52
Status: Museum ship syne 21 October 1971
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: Town-cless licht cruiser
Displacement: 11,550 tons
Lenth: 613 ft 6 in (186.99 m) overall[2]
Beam: 63 ft 4 in (19.3 m)
Draucht:
  • 18 ft 3 in (5.56 m) forward
  • 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m) aft
Installed pouer: 80,000 shp (60,000 kW)
Propulsion:
  • 4 × Admiralty ile-fired 3-drum boilers
  • 4 × Parsons single reduction geared steam turbines
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 781–881 (as bannership, 1939)[3]
Airmament:
Airmour:
  • Main belt: 4.5 inches (114 mm)
  • Main turrets: Up to 4 inches (102 mm)
  • Decks over magazines: 3 inches (76 mm)
  • Decks over machinery: 2 inches (51 mm)
  • Bulkheads: 2.5 inches (63.5 mm)[4][5]
Aircraft carried: 2 × Supermarine Walrus (disembarked Juin 1943)[6]
Aviation facilities:

HMS Belfast is a museum ship, oreeginally a Ryal Navy licht cruiser, permanently moored in Lunnon on the River Thames an operatit bi the Imperial War Museum.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 146. ISBN 9780752488615. 
  2. Wingate 2004, p. 11.
  3. Wingate 2004, p. 28.
  4. Watton 1985, p. 9.
  5. Wingate 2004, p. 12.
  6. Wingate 2004, pp. 39-40.
  7. Wingate 2004, pp. 58-61.

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Coordinates: 51°30′24″N 0°04′53″W / 51.50667°N 0.08139°W / 51.50667; -0.08139