Sunday, 17 March 2013

HMS Belfast green!

Today HMS Belfast celebrated its 75th birthday by going green for St Patrick's Day. The ship was built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff and launched on St Patrick's day 1938. Following distinguished service in WWII, she was saved from the scrapyard and became a floating museum in the Pool of London. She is now run by the Imperial War Museum (CLICK for photos). Those pesky leprechauns get everywhere. They've even turned the Sphinx and Great Pyramid in Egypt green for St Patrick's Day (CLICK)!


At 17/3/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had great time as a child on H.M.S. Belfast. It taught us about the bravery of those who served on her and what went on on board during the War. At least it fared better than that other ship built by the same company, in Belfast; the Titanic. Long may it be preserved to show kids about what happened during the War; they don't get taught enough at school; political correctness. Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody.

At 17/3/13, Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for your comment.

Happy St Patrick's Day to you too.


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