Happy Birthday HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast launched on St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March 1938. Since then she served World War II helping to sink the Scharnhorst, taking part in the Arctic Convoys and even D-Day itself. She later also took part in the Korean War and after a spell in reserve ended up being a museum ship to this day.

As a volunteer, I take great pride and privilege to be a Warship Conservation Volunteer and was fortunate enough to be able to setup my cameras for her special 80th Anniversary 6-inch gun firing which you can see in the video above.