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Gun at HKU

Gun at HKU
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, October 12, 2014


I am sure I have seen a story for this gun barrel before, but my rusty memory is lacking the detail.

Was this item a spare gun barrel for those at Mount Davis? Such a powerful piece would not be much use at low levels.

Dave W

We've got a few notes about it in the comments for Victoria Battery.

Regards, David

The range of this gun is around 29,600 yards which is the distance from HKU to the Shenzhen River. I have my doubts that it would be that effective because of island shading to the west of HK and fogs at certain times of year.

Somewhere I have a book about the Hong Kong and Singapore Artillery and will try to dig out more information.

Dave W