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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.

More facts:

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.

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HMS Belfast moored on the Thames river near London Bridge

 

 

“Delve deeper into the boiler and engine rooms 15 ft below sea level.”

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Ex sailors. Chilling Facts You Might Not Know About HMS Belfast

 

“Learn about HMS Belfast’s leading role in the D-day landing”

 

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HMS Belfast moored on the Thames river near London Bridge

 

 

On this museum ship you will have the opportunity to hear personal stories from the 950 strong crew about life at sea.

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Personal stories of the crew.Chilling Facts You Might Not Know About HMS Belfast

 

 

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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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