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Royal Navy Veteran John Harrison, Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman... News PhotoAnniversary,Belfast,Bottle,Champagne,Conflict,Greater London,HMS Belfast,Horizontal,London - England,Mayor,Royalty,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRoyal Navy Veteran John Harrison, Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson and deputy mayor of London, Victoria Borwick break a bottle of champagne on the bow of the ship to mark the 75th anniversary of the launching of HMS Belfast in London on March 15, 2013. HMS Belfast is a large light cruiser of the Town-class which saw action in the Second World War and the Far East 1946-1950 and is now a museum ship moored on the River Thames just in front of Tower Bridge. HMS Belfast was launched on March 17, 1938 and was decommissioned in 1965 becoming part of the Imperial War Museum in 1978. The ship celerbates this year in 2013 its 75th anniversaryAFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL,BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)