Happy 73rd Birthday HMS Belfast

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 91 months ago
Happy 73rd Birthday HMS Belfast
At dawn by yellobagman
At dawn by yellobagman
With Tower Bridge by Fabrizio Tavaroli
With Tower Bridge by Fabrizio Tavaroli
In snow by biscuitvirtual
In snow by biscuitvirtual
Her bell by Matt from London
Her bell by Matt from London
Front on by Jamie McK
Front on by Jamie McK
Snapped by an Ulsterman: Sam Knox
Snapped by an Ulsterman: Sam Knox
By Buckaroo Kid
By Buckaroo Kid
Beautiful portrait by essexdiver
Beautiful portrait by essexdiver

If you're walking past her today, wish a Happy Birthday to HMS Belfast. She was launched on St Patrick's Day 1938, commissioned into the Royal Navy the following year and is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War.

One of our Top Ten Tourist Attractions That Don't Suck, we highly recommend a visit.

Flick through our photo gallery to admire her beauty and if you're out for a Paddy's Day pint or two, raise a glass and say sláinte to HMS Belfast.

Thanks to Buckaroo Kid, essexdiver, Jamie McK, Fabrizio Tavaroli, biscuitvirtual, yellobagman, Sam Knox and Matt from London for putting their photos in the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 17 March 2011