The Landscape of the River Thames ( Photography101)
I thought I would treat you to watery landscape.
This was taken on the Tower Bridge, London only a few weeks back when I went to see the poppy display.
The first yacht you see is the Kismet Superyacht which cost an astounding £70,000,000.00 I had to check I had not put too many 0’s in.
It is believed to be Owned by Shad Khan and also the NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This superyacht is moored at St George’s Stairs and was made by superyacht builders Lurssen. It is a 94 metre vessel with six cabins, three decks and a helipad.
Why not hire this for the weekend, it only costs £940,000.00 per week!!!
Incase you are not sure which boat it is, though it is far away it is the one with the circular looking things at the top that just peeks over the skyline.
You can read more about it here
H M Belfast
The boat you see below is the HM Belfast. I read up on the history of this boat and it is simply ASTOUNDING what it has been through.
It really is worth a read, please do so here
To summarize if I can:
- It was the first Royal Navy ship to be named after the capital city of Northern Ireland
- She was one of ten Town class cruisers beginning in December 1936
- She was launched on St Patricks Day, 17th March 1938
- She was commissioned early August 1939 shortly before the Second World War
- Belfast was initially part of the British naval blockage against Germany
- In November 1942 Belfast was the largest and most powerful cruiser in the Royal Navy at the time
- She saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and played an important role in the Battle of North Cape
- She assisted in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst
- June 1944 Belfast took part in Operation Overload, supporting the Normandy landings
- June 1945 she was redeployed to the Far East to join the British Pacific Fleet arriving shortly before the end of the Second World War
- She saw further combat action 1950 – 52 during the Korean War and then went on a number of further overseas commissions
- She was transferred to the Trust in July 1971 and brought to London, moored on the River Thames near Tower Bridge and opened to the public in October 1971 and is now a branch of the Imperial War Museum and receives a quarter of a million visitors per year
Thank you for reading and viewing. I am not really a boaty person as get terribly sea sick but I am shocked by the Superyacht Kismet and astounded and humbled by HMS Belfast, what a history to have.
What do you think?
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