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HMS Belfast Pocket manual/Бэлфаст. Карманное руководство

Артикул: 00-01029998
в желания В наличии
Автор: John Blake
Издательство: Osprey Publishing (все книги издательства)
ISBN: 9781472827821
Год: 2018
Переплет: Твердая обложка
Страниц: 161
Вес: 279 г
1200 P

Издание на английском языке
Today, HMS Belfast is an important example of our nation’s cultural heritage. She is moored in the heart, in the Pool, of London, positioned close by those other hallmarks of British history, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge – a fact that reflects her significance. Visited by more than 250,000 people every year, she represents for the Imperial War Museum the role of the Royal Navy in our history. Here, we explore the fascinating story of both her commissioned life and her preservation.

Her Majesty’s Ship Belfast Pennant Number C35
Chapter 1 HMS Belfast: from conception to launch
Battle honours for HMS Belfast; HMS Belfast’s motto; HMS Belfast’s ensign; HMS Belfast’s badge; HMS Belfast’s crest; HMS Belfast’s bell; HMS Belfast’s identification; Concept and raison d’?tre for a cruiser in the Royal Navy in the 1930s; The development of the cruiser; HMS Belfast’s launch; Equipment; Departments aboard; HMS Belfast’s complement; HMS Belfast’s rigging; RAS (replenishment at sea); HMS Belfast’s boats; Camouflage; Belfast’s communication systems; Airborne and surface early detection: radar; Ship-handling characteristics
Chapter 2 HMS Belfast’s role in World War II
Timeline of key events; Capture of Cap Norte; HMS Belfast struck by mine; Repairs at Devonport; HMS Belfast – Rats; 1942–43 Arctic convoys and northern waters operations; HMS Belfast – Fish for all; HMS Belfast – The “Tiddley B” Sinking the Scharnhorst (the Battle of North Cape); Sinking the Tirpitz – Operation Tungsten; 1944 – D-Day landings; Wartime memories of HMS Belfast
Chapter 3 HMS Belfast’s time in the tropics
HMS Belfast’s refit: Peacetime duties Sunderland July 1944 to 18 April 1945; Peacetime duties; The Korean War 1950–53
Chapter 4 Final commissions in the Far East
Accommodating a flag officer on board; Capt Morgan Morgan-Giles’ commission: 31 January 1961 to 19 June 1962; Figures for speech; Radio and radar-operating reference list; Maintaining morale; Personnel impressions of the commission
Chapter 5 Life in the Reserve Fleet
Saving HMS Belfast for the nation and as a museum ship. Russian involvement replacing the masts. Tribute to R. Adm Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles
Further reading
Glossary of abbreviations

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