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HMS Belfast, London: 46 reviews and 78 photos


I must admit to never having been on board her, but the HMS Belfast has been mored by the Tower Bridge since opening as a part of the Imperial War Museum in 1978 and is a popular sight as she took part in the D-Day invasion at Normandy and other WWII events and was in service until 1965 after which work started to save her for people to see a great British battle ship. Still today, work goes on to get funding for all the work on this huge ship which is known as a 6-inch cruiser (cruisers are named after the size of their guns), and which could hold 950 men. As a typical cruiser, she was used to assist in the safety of the merchant marine all over the British Empire and also for war time launches such as the D-Day. On board you get to see what life could be like in the navy and there are also exhibitions on various famous naval battles and other relevant issues.

Address: Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street
Directions: Next to the Tower Bridge but London Bridge can be used as underground station.
Phone: +44 20 7940 6300
Website: http://hmsbelfast.iwm.org.uk

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 12, 2007
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