HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

General Military
  • Author: John Blake
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 31 May 2018
  • Number of Pages: 144
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A familiar sight on the Thames at London Bridge, HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser, launched in March 1938. Belfast was part of the British naval blockade against Germany and from November 1942 escorted Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union and assisted in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst. In June 1944 Belfast supported the Normandy landings and in 1945 was redeployed to the British Pacific Fleet. After the war she saw action in the Korean War and a number of other overseas actions. She has been part of the Imperial War Museum since 1978, with 250,000 visitors annually.

This fascinating book comprises a series of documents that give information on the building of the ship, her wartime service history and life on board.

Biographical Note

Lieutenant-Commander John Blake, FRIN, spent twelve years in the Royal Navy. He has worked extensively with the UK Hydrographic Office, the producers of Admiralty Charts, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. John is the author of the acclaimed Charts of War, The Sea Chart and Sea Charts of the British Isles as well as The Titanic Passenger's Guide Pocket Book His research interests span the maritime world, from nautical charts and surveying to merchant shipping.