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“Naval History”
Review of HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
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Owner description: Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role in the sinking of the German battle ship "Scharnhorst" in the Normandy landings.
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Cared for in a way to show you what life was like on board a working battleship. Well set out and an enjoyable visit for all. It's history Captain - but not in a 'stuffy' way!

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Really interesting to be able to walk around this vessel. It's hard to believe that so many people fought the last war in this ship. I still wonder if the guns really would reach Scratchwood Services if fired.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Various claims to fame - the last big gun warship from the Second World War, a memorial to the Royal Navy's achievement in the same war, the last of 60 wartime cruisers. Take your pick. Visiting and moving around the ship's interior has not been dumbed down or turned into a health and safety inspector's paradise, so take your time, especially with children who will love it. Superb access to those awful spaces men had to fight in, locked away from daylight. Ask about the main guns on the front deck - are they trained (pointed) at Scratchwood Services site on the M1 about 12 miles away? Or not? Ship is painted in WW2 camouflage but has various updated features incorporated in the 1950s during the Cold War. Feels authentic, is authentic. Near London Bridge tube and railway stations. Ship offers good views of Tower of London. Give it three hours.

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Reviewed 10 January 2012

As ex Navy great opportunity to bore your kids! Tracking down old ships, years before the mast etc etc etc

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

The Battle Stations experience is particularly good. You really can imagine what it must have been like to be in this ship while under fire.

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