HMS "Belfast" mural, Belfast. A mural, at the Newtownards Road end of Tower Street, commemorating the building HMS “Belfast” Link by Harland & Wolff. Loyalist mural of HMS Belfast. Seen in East Belfast. HMS Belfast. HMS Belfast shows you what it was like to live and work on board a warship. Explore nine decks of amazing seafaring history where sailors once hurried up and down the ladders, and hear their battle stories from the Second World War and beyond - the convoys in icy Arctic conditions, the bombardment of German defences on D-Day and the 404 days spent patrolling waters during the Korean War. The Gun Turret Experience immerses you in the midst of a battle during the Second World War while the interactive Operations Room puts you in the Captain's shoes as you control a fleet of ships off North Borneo. You can also find out what it was like to live as part of a ship's community, eating, sleeping and socialising together in cramped messdecks. Down in the bowels of the ship, imagine what it was like to work among the noise and ferocity of the inner workings of the ship.