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HMS Belfast is one of the two ships forming the final sub-class of the Royal Navy's Town-class cruisers, the other being HMS Edinburgh. Commissioned shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Belfast spent much of the early war years undergoing extensive repairs after being heavily damaged by a German mine. Returning to action in late 1942, she saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and participated in the Battle of North Cape. In 1944 Belfast supported the D-Day landings of Operation Overlord. She saw further action during the Korean War. Decommissioned in 1963 following a number of overseas tours Belfast was initially expected to be disposed of as scrap. After a campaign by a private trust, she was preserved as a museum ship in the Pool of London. Opened to the public in 1971 Belfast has been maintained as a branch of the Imperial War Museum since 1978. Contents [hide] * 1 Early history * 2 Second World War * 3 Post-war service * 4 As a museum ship * 5 Appearances in popular culture * 6 Image gallery * 7 References * 8 External links  Early history The Town class cruisers were constrained to less than 10,000 tons by the Washington Naval Treaty. The original design included quadruple 6-inch gun mountings, but, due to problems with construction, improved versions of the triple mountings fitted to the earlier ships of the class were fitted instead. These were lighter than those planned, and the weight saved was used to improve the ship's armour and anti-aircraft defences. Belfast was launched on St Patrick's Day in 1938 at Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast by Anne Chamberlain, the wife of the then Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. The budgeted overall cost of the ship was ?2,141,514, of which ?75,000 was for the guns and ?66,500 for aircraft. She was commissioned in August 1939 under the command of Captain G A Scott DSO and assigned to the 18th Cruiser Squadron.  Second World War At the start of the Second World War the 18th Cruiser Squadron was part of the British effort to impose a naval blockade on Germany. As part of this squadron, Belfast intercepted the German liner Cap Norte on 9 October 1939 as the liner was trying to return to Germany disguised as a neutral ship. At around 1:00 a.m. on 21 November 1939 she was seriously damaged as she left the Firth of Forth, with twenty-one men injured, by a magnetic mine laid on 4 November by the German submarine U-21 under the command of Kapitanleutnant Fritz Frauenheim. The mine broke the keel and wrecked the hull and machinery to such an extent that repairs at Devonport took nearly three years. She returned to service in the Home Fleet in November 1942 under the command of Captain Frederick Parham. Improvements had been made to the ship during repairs, notably bulged amidships to improve her longitudinal strength and stability, and fitting the latest radar and fire control; her displacement had risen from 11,175 to 11,553 tons, making her Britain's heaviest cruiser. She was made flagship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron, under Rear-Admiral Robert Burnett, in which capacity she provided cover for Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union. On 26 December 1943, in what became the Battle of North Cape, the cruiser squadron, consisting of Norfolk, Belfast and Sheffield, encountered the German Gneisenau class battlecruiser Scharnhorst, and, with the battleship HMS Duke of York, sank her. Belfast was part of the escort force in Operation Tungsten in March 1944, a large carrier-launched airstrike against the Tirpitz, at that stage the last surviving German heavy warship, moored at Altafjord in northern Norway. Tirpitz was hit by fifteen bombs and severely damaged, but not destroyed. HMS Belfast's 4 inch guns bombarding German positions in Normandy at night In June 1944, under the command of Rear-Admiral Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, she took part in the bombardment of enemy positions at the beginning of Operation Neptune, the landing phase of the D-Day landings, as flagship of bombardment Force E. Part of the Eastern Naval Task Force, with responsibility for supporting the British and Canadian assaults on Gold and Juno beaches, Belfast was one of the first ships to fire on German positions at 5:30 a.m. on 6 June 1944. Belfast was almost continuously in action for the next five weeks, firing thousands of rounds from her 6– and 4–inch batteries in support of troops until the battlefront moved out of range inland. Her final salvo in the European war was fired on 8 July during Operation Charnwood, the battle to capture Caen, when she engaged German positions together with the battleship HMS Rodney and the monitor HMS Roberts. Two days later she returned to Devonport for a short refit for service in the Far East, and joined Operation Zipper, which was intended to expel the Japanese from Malaya but turned into a relief operation following the Japanese surrender. During the last dUnderwater surveying
Ronnie Casaus places the ROV into the water. Photo by Richard Banker, May 4, 2011, Trinidad Lake, Colo. To investigate possible erosion around Trinidad Lake’s dam, Civil Engineering Technician Ronnie Casaus took a group to survey the areas. This was a great opportunity to test the Corps’ new surveying equipment. Prior to that expedition, the surveying equipment used by the Corps could only investigate above water, so damage that was occurring below water was difficult to see or locate. The Corps’ new equipment is known as the Proteus Hydroacoustics ROV, and it has a camera attached to allow underwater viewing. The trip allowed three individuals in Albuquerque and one at John Martin to learn how to operate the Corps’ new equipment, and it provided lessons learned for future survey missions.
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