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NI CentenNIal: HMS Belfast

Launched on St. Patrick’s Day 1938, the Light Cruiser HMS Belfast would go on to have a memorable career.

It played a vital role in escorting Arctic convoys before helping to destroy the German Battleship, Scharnhorst, and participating in Operation Overlord in 1944.

HMS Belfast would go on to serve during the Korean War before becoming a floating museum upon its decommissioning.

Credit for Image: Image Courtesy of the UK Government/Northern Ireland Office.

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