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As HMS Belfast Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary, Try Our Quiz About The London Landmark

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London is full of attractions that draw in visitors from all over the world but unsurprisingly most of these are on dry land.

However, one landmark is clearly visible to anyone that may take a boat trip along the Thames or strolls across London and Tower Bridges - HMS Belfast - a constant reminder of the importance of the sea in Britain's history over many centuries but also a symbol of the role of the Royal Navy in more recent conflicts.

And this weekend - St Patrick's, to be exact - she celebrates her 75th anniversary with a weekend of family activities and events over 16 and 17 March. Visitors can explore all nine decks of the ship and see how life would have been for the 950 crew aboard HMS Belfast as they saw action in different conditions, ranging from the Arctic to the Far East.

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HMS Belfast celebrates 75 years this month

HMS Belfast has been moored on the Thames and open to the public since 1971. Easily recognisable, Londoners may hold dear the ageing grey light cruiser as part of the capital landscape but how much do you really know about her?

Here are 10 questions about HMS Belfast to test your nautical nous.

HMS Belfast - how much do you know?

  • Question 1 of 10

    HMS Belfast's motto is 'Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus'. What does it mean?

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    HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 but when did she first see active service?

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  • Question 3 of 10

    Why was HMS Belfast's early naval career shortlived?

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    What was HMS Belfast's top speed?

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  • Question 5 of 10

    In which major operation was HMS Belfast involved in 1944?

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    When on active service, how many crew was on board HMS Belfast?

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  • Question 7 of 10

    On which day in 1971was HMS Belfast opened to the public in London?

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  • Question 8 of 10

    After WWII, in which war did HMS Belfast play a part?

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  • Question 9 of 10

    In October 2010, two new masts were dedicated at a ceremony attended by which Royal?

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    How many days of the year is HMS Belfast open to the public

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And see images of HMS Belfast over the years in our gallery below

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