Launching HMS Fearless at Belfast Docks

Launching HMS Fearless at Belfast Docks

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Location

Belfast, Belfast docks, Belfast Harbour, Harland and Wolff, Port of Belfast

Year

1963

Date

Production 19/12/1963

Length

02min 07sec

Audio

silent

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

“I name this ship HMS Fearless”. Launched by Lady Hull, wife of Field Marshal Sir Richard Amyatt Hull, then the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, who is also present, the HMS Fearless (L10) was a Royal Navy amphibious assault ship that served from 1965 until 2002. One of two Fearless-class landing platform docks, she was based in HMNB Portsmouth and saw service around the world over her 37-year life. She was the last steam-powered surface ship in the Royal Navy

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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