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Edinburgh Class cruisers of the Royal Navy. History of the Edinburgh Class cruisers HMS Edinburgh and HMS Belfast.

Specifications for HMS Belfast & HMS Edinburgh

 

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.

HMS Belfast 17th March 1938 Preserved in 1971.
HMS Edinburgh 31st March 1938 Sunk 2nd May 1942.

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast.  Leaving Portsmouth, July 1999.

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HMS Belfast.  Arriving at Portsmouth, June 1999.

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HMS Belfast.  

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HMS Belfast

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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast pictured c.1953 

I served on the Belfast throughout the Korean war, from 1950 to 1953 in fact, and  she did not have the lattice masts fitted until we delivered her to Devonport dockyard for conversion for nuclear warfare in 1953, when they stripped the old 'open' Bridge from her, together with the tripod masts, and converted her to 'as you see her today.  Tony Gatton Thanks to Tony for narrowing down the approximate date we had given this photograph to post 1953.

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