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Learn about life as a sailor at the HMS Belfast for things to do in London

Published: Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

People looking for things to do in London will enjoy a trip to the famous HMS Belfast, which served in both the Second World War and the Korean War.

History buffs will be enthralled by the ship, which is the only surviving example of the big gun armoured warships that the Royal Navy commissioned in the early 1900s.

The HMS Belfast was launched in 1938, and after a lifetime in the midst of war, is now moored on the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

The vessel set out to war in 1939, and that same year was severely damaged by German magnetic mine. It took three years before it was fit for work again.

From then on she continued serving in military conflicts until 1952, including the Normandy Landings and the Korean War.

Visitors can explore the ship’s nine decks to find out what it was like to live on board the warship during the Second World War and beyond.

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Posted by Kevin Smith

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