Jubilee Battery [1939- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Jubilee Battery [1939- ]

Current condition: 
Date Place completed: 
c.1939-01-01 (Day is approximate)

Year completed is: Accurate

Condition at last visit: Ruin

Date of last visit: November 2014

Ref: ROB-00121



  • 1939: Construction completed in January. Estimated cost £60,ooo.  (WO 106/2370).
  • 1939: Armament: 3 x 6" BL guns. (WO 106/2370).
  • 1941: 3 x 6" BL guns. Captured at surrender 25th December.  (WO 172/1687).
  • 1945: No guns remaining. Gunpits and buildings intact, but stripped.  (WO 196/10).
  • 2014: Gunpits and buildings remain, but area heavily overgrown.

For a background to these notes, and a glossary of terms used, please see: http://gwulo.com/node/24630


Photos that show this place


There are also pages with notes and photos from a couple of visits to Jubilee Battery.

The 2004 visit has all the photos and notes on one page: http://gwulo.com/jubilee-battery-1

For the 2006 visit, here's the link to the first photo and note: http://gwulo.com/atom/10821 then use the "Navigate gallery" to see the other photos and notes from that visit.

There should be 3 gun emplacements in Jubilee battery. I can only find 2 of them. One is inside the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus (gun #2?). The other one is next to the the University, abandoned and overgrown (gun #3?). Does anyone know the location of gun #1?

Hi There,

Have you referred to the map shown in this thread?  I believe it already showed all three gun emplacements.


Hi tngan,
Thanks for your reply. I found there's a site plan in the campus (an area which is blocked) of the university showing all 3 guns' positions. I finally visited No. 1 and 3  on Wednesday. Feeling quite upset that they are left ruined while No. 2 is well preserved.