H.M.S. Belfast [1]13 June

The crew of the H.M.S. Belfast, a British battle cruiser, provided critical fire support for the American sector invasion beaches on D-Day at Utah and Omaha Beaches.  The big 6 inch guns were able to lower enough to take out German pillboxes, bunkers and guns embedded in the hills and cliffs overlooking the beaches.  The ship is maintained in the Thames River as part of the Imperial War Museum.


Student on Belfast

This student is taking notes on a memorial on the deck of the HMS Belfast.

Forward Guns on Belfast

Students and Professor Charnley are on the forward turret of the big 6 inch guns of the HMS Belfast.

Students on Belfast

These students are climbing up to the command bridge of the HMS Belfast for a better view.

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