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HMS Belfast - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Belfast

Name : HMS Belfast
Laid Down : 10th December 1936
Launched : 17th March 1938
Completed : 5th August 1939
Type : Cruiser
Class : Edinburgh
Builder : Harland and Wolff
Country : UK
Pennants : C35
Fate : Preserved as museum ship in 1971

Displacement: 10,000 tons Speed: 32kt Complement: 850 Armament: Twelve 6 inch guns in threes. Twelve 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in pairs and sixteen 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in mounts of eight as well as eight 0.5 inch machine guns in pairs. Six 21 inch torpedo tubes in threes and 3 aircraft.

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HMS Belfast


HMS Belfast


HMS Belfast


HMS Belfast. Arriving at Portsmouth, June 1999.


HMS Belfast. Leaving Portsmouth, July 1999.


HMS Belfast, fitting out, 1938.


HMS Belfast, fitting out, 1939.


HMS Belfast, 1939.


HMS Belfast, August 1939.


HMS Belfast, 1946.


HMS Belfast, October 1948.


HMS Belfast, October 1948.


HMS Belfast, June 1959.


HMS Belfast, June 1959.


HMS Belfast, April 1971.


HMS Belfast, September 1971.


HMS Belfast, September 1971.


HMS Belfast, March 1972.


HMS Belfast.


HMS Belfast pictured c.1953


HMS Belfast

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HMS Hampshire, with HMS Belfast, March 1976.

Timeline Entries :


10th December 1936 - Laid down
17th March 1938 - Pennant Number 35
17th March 1938 - Launched
3rd August 1939 - Commissioned
3rd August 1939 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
14th August 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Humber
24th August 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
3rd September 1939 - 18th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
1st October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on the 1st for Northern Patrol
8th October 1939 - Stopped Swedish steamer Liljevalch but allowed her to continue after inspection
9th October 1939 - Stopped Norwegian steamer TaiI Yin, sending her into Kirkwall to check for contraband.
9th October 1939 - Sighted and captured German liner Cap Norte carrying German reservists from South America
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe. Arrived Same Day
15th October 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
26th October 1939 - Arrived at Clyde for Refitting
8th November 1939 - Completed refit on the Clyde
8th November 1939 - Sailed the Clyde
9th November 1939 - Formed part of a Striking Force at Rosyth
11th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth to join the Humber Force at Immingham
17th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
20th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth for gunnery exercises, and arrived back later that day
21st November 1939 - Struck a mine laid by a U.21 near May Island
21st November 1939 - Sailed the Firth of Forth on gunnery exercises
28th June 1940 - Sailed Rosyth for Plymouth
3rd July 1940 - Arrived Plymouth
11th February 1942 - At Devonport
3rd November 1942 - Repairs Complete
23rd May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
15th June 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
23rd December 1943 - Sailed Murmansk
26th December 1943 - Participated in the Battle of North Cape
26th December 1943 - Sighted and Attacked Scharnhorst
17th February 1944 - Sailed Scapa Floww for evolutions. Returned same day
4th April 1944 - 10th Cruiser Squadron
4th April 1944 - Flagship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron
24th April 1944 - Relinquished Flagship status
4th June 1944 - Sailed Greenock
4th June 1944 - 10th Cruiser Squadron
6th June 1944 - At Normandy Landings
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
6th June 1944 - Flagship of Rear Admiral Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
November 1944 - Capt. R. M. Dick, CBE, DSC
10th September 1945 - Arrived Kiirun Formosa
11th September 1945 - Sailed Kiirun Formosa
4th September 1949 - Arrived Hong Kong
5th August 1952 - Hit by shell off the Korean west coast
20th August 1959 - Searched for crashed Victor II Bomber
19th June 1962 - Arrived Portsmouth after three years on the Far East Station
1971 - Preserved

HMS Belfast Artwork Collection
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HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson.


HMS Belfast by Robert Taylor.

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Last edited : 20:17, February 25, 2011
By : jbryce1437

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