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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The HMS Belfast served her country for 24 years, including firing on the beaches before the D-Day invasion, helping sink the German battleship Tirpitz, and more. It's now a museum ship. For the full story, check out: Take a tour of the HMS Belfast.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The walk across the gangplank from the South Bank of the river Thames gives you a good sense of the size. It’s a light cruiser, so it’s a lot smaller than other WWII vessels you can tour.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

One of the first things you see when you board the Belfast is the solid silver ship's bell.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Down the length of the ship, Tower Bridge downriver.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The ship docked alongside the Belfast on one of my tour days was the German cruise ship Berlin. If that’s not a sign of time and the world moving on, I don’t know what is.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Inside the front turret. The shells are lifted from far below (which we’ll see later).

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

A serious anchor.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Like most museum ships, many passageways are filled with other exhibits. Here, a replica of one of the torpedoes the Belfast carried.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The laundry room from the 1950s refit. Before then the crew washed their laundry in buckets.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Yep, that’s a cat. These soulless killing machines were kept on board to do what they did best: kill things. Specifically, mice.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

There was an art exhibit called "The Tourists" going on when I was there. It was some kind of take on Mardi Gras. It was freaky.

From this room music was piped through the ship.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Ships need to be able to repair themselves, to an extent, while on tour. Here you can see the shipwright’s room.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Recovery cots dead ahead, operating room to the right.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Can’t escape the need for a dentist at sea.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

There is something so cool, and sort of menacing, about exposed and massive switches like these.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The quite sizeable galley. It continues back farther about three rooms this size.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Soup, anyone? Soup, everyone.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Fancy a biscuit? Yep, it’s a bakery.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The mechanical computers here calculated where to aim the guns.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Different from what you'd expect, the main steering wheel is actually inside the ship. No windows.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

This gyro compass always points north, to aid navigation in high seas.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

This washroom is close to the engine room, so hot water didn't have to get piped around the ship (much).

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The forward engine room. On the right is one of the huge fans to feed the boilers.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

A rare open space in the engine room. The boilers are on the right.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Imagine, there were many men who knew where every one of these pipes went and what it carried.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Pre-heated fuel oil got atomized here, to get sent through those tiny holes...

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

...to the furnace to make steam. The steam was used for a variety of things, including turning generators for electric power.

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27
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Up to seven of the "oil fuel registers" were used on each boiler.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
28
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Literally.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
29
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Three separate controls: one for ahead, one for astern and one for efficient cruising.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
30
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

I saw this awesomeness on the far side of the engine room. Any guesses?

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
31
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

This is one of the huge reduction gears connected to the propeller shaft.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
32
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

These gorgeous analog dials gave the engineers everything they needed to keep the engines running.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
33
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

I thought they did a great job stocking the canteen with cans and goods that would have been found while the ship was in service.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
34
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

A still. No joke, British sailors got rations of grog.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
35
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

There were few crew quarters on the Belfast. Sailors instead had hammocks stretched above areas that had other uses.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
36
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Not a lot of daily variety.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
37
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Deep inside the ship is the armory.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
38
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Ignore the creepy sailor mannequin. The shells would be loaded into elevators and raised into the turrets.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
39
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The gear here, along with antennas outside, allowed the Belfast to communicate with other vessels, the shore and so on.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
40
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The officers got far better accommodations, with little things like "beds" and "a window."

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
41
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Radar would have been cutting-edge naval technology in the Second World War, but of course the Belfast saw service afterwards and was kept up to date.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
42
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

I didn't detect any enemy aircraft. I might have been reading it wrong.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
43
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Here an incredibly lifelike mannequin worked to figure out what caused a blue screen of death. I guess Win98 was terrible in the '60s too.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
44
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

The bridge (or compass platform, as it was called), was exposed prior to the 1950s refit.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
45
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

Rumor has it the guns are fixed on a gas station on the M25, the motorway that rings London.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
46
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

A variety of small boats were stored here, along with a Supermarine Walrus.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
47
of 48

In the Pool of London

Town-class

Ship's bell

Looking aft

Once enemies, now friends

Load them guns

Anchor's aweigh

Starboard amidships

Clean clothes

Meow

Art

Woodworking

Sick bay

Root canal

Switches

Galley

Soup?

Hot cross buns

Transmitting station

Forward steering position

Gyro compass

Hot water

Pipes, tubes and ducts

Engine room floor

Maze

Not hot, right now

Furnace

Lucky 7

Full speed ahead

Throttles

Gears!

Reduction gear

Not exactly an LCD

Canteen

Yo, ho, ho

Hammock Town

Sleep where you eat

Armory

Up elevator

VHF and UHF equipment room

Not bad for some

Radar

The bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps

High tech

Compass platform

The view upriver

Boat deck

From the Tower

If you're headed to the Tower of London, or Tower Bridge, you can't miss the Belfast, and if you're a fan of WWII ships, you shouldn't.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison / Read the article
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