Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by daisy1942, Jun 6, 2017.
Can anyone tell me if HMS Belfast was fitted out n Glasgow? l believe it was built in Belfast
Well according to Wiki at:
HMS Belfast (C35) - Wikipedia
"Builder: Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast, Northern Ireland "
HMS Belfast, British light cruiser, WW2
has a bit more but no fitting out info:
"Improved SOUTHAMPTON-Class heavy cruiser ordered on 15th August 1936 from Harland and Wolff at Belfast under the 1936 Estimates on with sister ship HMS EDINBURGH from Swan Hunter in Newcastle. The ship was laid down on 30th December 1936 and launched on 31st March 1938 as the 1st RN ship to carry this name. Build was completed on 3rd August 1939 and she joined the Home Fleet for working-up before outbreak of war"
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About HMS Belfast
I'm not sure if this is the right place but does anyone have any info about what this could be off of. I found it metal detecting a WWII location, it has grooves so it likely screwed into something at one point. Looks like a fuse. I have tried and failed to identify it. Any answers valued. Photos below:
According to "HMS Belfast: Cruiser 1939", by Richard Johnstone-Byden, she was fitted out in Belfast.