Cosmopolitan Docks [1875-1972] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Cosmopolitan Docks [1875-1972]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 


  • Completion date from attached newspaper clipping
  • Demolition date from Wikipedia

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cosmopolitan Dock approximate location.  So the hill on the 1924 map was tossed into the sea for reclamation ?

Cosmopolitan Docks was situated in Tai Kok Tsui.

It is interesting to note that when the docks were completed in 1875, the area was close to the border of British Kowloon (Boundary Street) and Chinese territory.

The Docks, of which there are three distinct establishments all belonging to the Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Co., Ld. Are situated respectively at Hunghain Kowloon Bay, known as the Kowloon Docks ; at Samsuipo on the West of the Kowloon Peninsula known as the Cosmopolitan Docks ; and also at Aberdeen on the southern side of the Island of Hongkong, known as the Aberdeen Docks. To those interested in Shipbuilding and Engineering-work on an extensive scale, a visit to any of these establishments can be arranged through the courtesy ofthe Company's Manager and Secretary.

Source: The Tourist's Guide to Hong Kong, with short trips to the Mainland of China (1897) by HURLEY, R. C.