"A52 Hong Kong Harbour"

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 17:37

Commercial slide, labelled as shown in the title, bought in 1960.

Date picture taken


The poor definition of the image makes identification difficult. However, the ship’s profile is very similar to that of the Dutch Royal Interocean Line’s M.V. TJISADANE.

Built in 1930 the cargo passenger ship is recorded as being broken up in Japan in May 1962.





Here's the enlarged version, though still not very clear:

Ship in harbour
Ship in harbour, by Admin


As Moddsey notes, the new Chartered Bank building is shown as still under construction, so though the slide was bought in 1960, the photographer captured this scene a year or two earlier. I've changed the date from 1960 to 1959.