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HMS Belfast

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  1. liang

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    I just returned from a 2-week tour in Europe. During my 3 day London stop, I noticed an old warship moored right on the Thames, it turned out to be the HMS Belfast, unfortunately I didn't have time to visit that memorial. I heard of the exploits of the HMS Sheffield, but not much on the Belfast. Any Royal Navy enthusiasts out there that can give me a bried history?
     
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    Sinking of the Scharnhorst, of course. It must have been part of the British cruiser force that kept the Scharnhorst at bait in the North Sea while the Duke of York sneaked in to intercept and pounded it to rubbles.
     
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    I was on the Belfast in 86 when I was in London pretty neat piece of kit
     
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    Britain actually had quiet a good spread of warships dotted about the country. Portsmouth has Mary Rose, Warrior, Victory and the next few years should get an old WW1 Light Cruiser when the RN finishs with it. London has Belfast, There is a WW1 monitor kicking around somewhere. Finally in Birkenhead there is a pair of veterans of the Falklands war open to visitors.
     
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    I wouldn't mind visiting any of them. Of course, if I actually came into enough money to actually do the travelling, I'd probably wind up having to spend it on bills and other necessities. :roll:
     
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    Would HMS Fearless be one of them ? Or is she still in service ?
     
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    No it's the frigate Plymouth and the sub Onyx
     
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    That is a good question, though: Is HMS FEARLESS still in service, or has she been decommissioned?
     
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    The shipping costs alone would ruin me! Which is too bad, since they do look totally cool. :wink:
     

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