HMS Belfast C35

HMS Belfast One of 2 Edinburgh subclass of Town class cruisers built by the Royal Navy between 1934-1936. The Edinburgh class differed from the standard Town class in overall length, 614ft instead of 592ft. This was to allow the fitting of four quad 6 inch turrets but this was never taken further due to technicalContinue reading “HMS Belfast C35”

HMS Ocelot S17

Oberon-class submarine Built in Chatham in 1960, one of 27 O-class to be built for the Royal Navy. They were also produced for four other Navies. With the same basic design as the Porpoise class submarine that was superseded by this class, the only difference being updated internal equipment and a stronger hull for increasedContinue reading “HMS Ocelot S17”

HMS Cavalier

HMS Cavalier (R73) Laid down- 1943 Launched- 1944 Commissioned- 1944 Displacement- 2,520 tons fully loaded Length – 363 feet Beam – 35.75ft Draught – 14.5ft fully loaded Speed- 37 knots Range- 1,400 nautical miles at 32 knots Armament: 3x Quick firing 4.5 inch guns 2x 40mm Bofors guns 4x Anti aircraft guns single mounted 40mmContinue reading “HMS Cavalier”

HMS Victory

HMS Victory 104 gun first rate ship of the line     Ordered- 1758 Laid Down-1759 Launched-1765 Commissioned- 1778 Displacement- 3,500 tonnes Length- 227 ft 6 inches Propulsion- 6,510sq yards of Sail Max speed- 11 knots (20km/h) Crew- 850 Current Status- Active   In 1758 the British Government placed an order for 12 new ships. ThisContinue reading “HMS Victory”