HMS Belfast (35)
Light cruiser of the Belfast class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||15 Aug 1936|
|Laid down||10 Dec 1936|
|Launched||17 Mar 1938|
|Commissioned||3 Aug 1939|
|End service||Feb 1963|
Decommissioned in February 1963.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Belfast|
Commands listed for HMS Belfast (35)
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|1||Capt. George Arthur Scott, DSC, RN||24 Apr 1939||4 Jan 1940|
|2||Capt. Charles Maurice Blackman, DSO, RN||19 Jun 1940||4 Jul 1940|
|3||Capt. Frederick Robertson Parham, RN||29 Sep 1942||24 Jul 1944|
|4||Capt. Royer Mylius Dick, DSC, RN||24 Jul 1944||12 Jul 1946|
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Notable events involving Belfast include:
9 Oct 1939
The German passenger ship Cap Norte (13615 GRT) is captured in the North Atlantic by the British light cruiser HMS Belfast (Capt. G.A. Scott, DSC, RN) in approximate position 63°00'N, 10°00'W.
21 Nov 1939
HMS Belfast (Capt. G.A. Scott, DSC, RN) hit a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth in approximate position 56°05'N, 02°32'W. This mine was laid on 4 November 1939 by German U-boat U-21. The explosion broke the ships back and caused extensive damage. HMS Belfast was decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 January 1940 for temporary repairs. Mid 1940 she shifted to the Devonport Dockyard at Plymouth to be repaired.