Friday, 15 March 2013

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast's diamond anniversary was celebrated in 2013.

His Majesty's Ship Belfast was launched on St Patrick's Day, 1938, at the Belfast Shipyard, Harland & Wolff, by the then Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Chamberlain. GEORGE VI reigned.

The light cruiser cost £2.14 million to construct.

The City of Belfast has strong bonds with HMS Belfast.

I am indeed proud of HMS Belfast's enduring heritage and salute her 75th anniversary.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

representatives of the HMS 'Belfast' Association are visiting Belfast this weekend ( 16 - 18 March ), being received at the City Hall, going to a service in St Anne's Cathedral, visiting the NI War Memorial museum in Talbot Street, and viewing the St Patrick's Day Parade