HMS Belfast
Ship Number
1000
Vessel Type
Southampton Class Cruiser
Built
Belfast
Yard
Musgrave Yard
Slip Number
12
Launch Date
March 17, 1938
Launched By
Mrs Neville Chamberlain
Delivered
August 3, 1939
Owner
Admiralty
Weight
10173 grt
BP Length
579 feet
Breadth
66 feet
No. of Screws
Quadruple
Speed (approx)
31 knots
Propulsion
4 x Parsons SR geared Turbines 82,500 SHP
Official No.
Registered
I.M.O.
Fate
Preserved
 HMS Belfast

The cruiser HMS Belfast is Europe's largest surviving Second World War warship, now permanently moored in the River Thames, close to London Bridge. Now part of the Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast is the first warship since HMS Victory to be preserved for the nation.
 
The main armament comprised twelve 6-inch guns in triple turrets and twelve 4-inch guns in Twin mountings.
 
She was paid off at Devonport in August, 1964. A major campaign was launched to save the Belfast from the breakers, and this proved highly successful.  
 
Pennant number C35