As you know I am a huge fan of history and it comes as no surprise. If you have travelled over London Bridge or Tower Bridge, you might have noticed a huge ship permanently moored on the river. The chilling facts you might not know about HMS Belfast is that it was once a war ship.
She was commissioned shortly before the Second World War in 1939.
HMS Belfast was part of the bombardment during the war.
Was part of the naval blockade.
The ship had a sick bay and casualties were operated on onboard by surgeons.
It fired more than 4000 6 inch shells and 1000 4 inch shells.
“Delve deeper into the boiler and engine rooms 15 ft below sea level.”
“Learn about HMS Belfast’s leading role in the D-day landing”
On this museum ship you will have the opportunity to hear personal stories from the 950 strong crew about life at sea.
Have you been on onboard the HMS Belfast warship? What was your experience. Were there any chilling facts you had not know about ?
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