HMS Belfast: a survivor of Operation Neptune
|1. HMS Belfast (C35) moored on the River Thames, London|
(with Tower Bridge in the distance)
|2. HMS Belfast (C35) from Tower Pier, River Thames, London|
(with the lower part of the'Shard' behind)
During WW2 HMS Belfast (C35) was a Royal Navy cruiser, saw action on the Arctic convoys, took part in Operation Neptune (the seaborne element of Operation Overlord) and toward the end of the war was sent to the Far East shortly before the Japanese surrender. After decommissioning in 1963 HMS Belfast became a museum ship in 1971 since when she has been moored at London on the river Thames near Tower Bridge [Photographs No. 1 and 2]. Since 1978 she has been part of the 'museum family' of the Imperial War Museum.
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