Battle on the High Seas
Audio visual specialists Integrated Circles have used their technical expertise to bring to life the awesome fighting force on board HMS Belfast.
Two outdoor monitors and an interactive display have been installed on the bridge of the formidable cruiser which played a crucial role in defence of the seas during World War Two.
The equipment allows visors to see for themselves the tremendous power of naval gunnery during the Second World War and to hear vivid descriptions of how the guns on board HMS Belfast were deployed during battle.
The London-based AV experts have already installed an extensive range of equipment on board the cruiser and have used their skills to recreate the glory of the vessel which is berthed on Morgan’s Lane on the River Thames.
HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading role in the destruction of the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape and in the Normandy Landings.
After the War she supported United Nations forces in Korea and remained in service with the Royal Navy until 1965. In 1971 she was saved for the nation as a unique and historic reminder of Britain’s naval heritage in the first half of the 20th Century.
“These additions to the AV’s installed on board HMS Belfast give visitors a unique insight into the range of guns carried on board and their capabilities.