Название: HMS Belfast Edinburgh Class Cruiser 1939-71
Автор: John Wingate
Издательство: Profile Publications Ltd.
Серия: Warship Profile 029
Размер: 7.09 MB
Though interrupted by the Kuwait Emergency, Belfast completed a refit in Singapore dockyard which she left on 5 August. With Caesar, Carysfort, Crane, St Bride's Bay and RFA Wave Master, she sailed through the Torres Straits to the Great Barrier Reef. The squadron met the Australian Fleet in the Coral Sea where the joint exercise, TUCKER BOX, took place. She visited Melbourne and Sydney and returned to Singapore in October for Exercise FOTEX. After a further visit to Hong Kong in November for HRH Princess Alexandra's review of the Far Eastern Fleet, she returned again to Singapore to pick up the Commander-in-Chief's Royal Marina band for the impending celebrations of Tanganyikan Independence, on 8 December 1961. Belfast was welcomed by thousands of Africans and Europeans when at the early hour of six o'clock on Thursday, 7 December, she entered the harbour of Dar-es-Salaam.