1945 Central, Sheung Wan to Sai Ying Pun Piers (annotated)

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 19:06

Cropped from Air Raid 1945-01-16 (3)

This is one of the few aerial photographs that show piers from Central, Sheung Wan to Sai Ying Pun. The photo was not taken vertically downwards, therefore the distances between the piers to the west are a bit compressed. Although it’s a photo taken at the end of WW II, the piers look intact and represent piers existing in the 1930s/1940s.

The following piers are identified (names mainly taken from the 1945 map on Gwulo)

1  Murray Pier (3rd generation) [c.1908-c.1955]

2  Queen's Pier (1st Generation) [1925-1955]

3  Central Star Ferry Pier (2nd Location, Connaught Rd off Ice House St) [1912-1957]

4  Blake Pier (1st generation) [1900-1965]

5  P & O Pier [c.1909-c.1965]

6  Douglas Steamship Co. Ltd. Wharf [????-????]

7 Pottinger Street Pier [1898-c.1965] (Government Pier)

8  Vehicular Ferry Pier, Central [1933-1994]

9  Leung Chung Wharf

10 Osaka Shosen Kaisha (O.S.K.) Wharf [????-????]

11 Kwong Wing Wharf

12 Unknown (Wing Wo Street Pier)

13 Harbour Office Pier

14 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Wharf (second generation) [1900-c.1958]

15 Tung On Wharf

16 Pasig/Po Tak Wharf [1900-c.1958]

17 Ping On Wharf

18 Public Pier No. 17 - British Canton Line / Yuen On Steamship Co. Ltd [c.1924-c.1974]

19 Hoi On Wharf

20 Yueng Tai Hing Wharf

21 Wing Lok / 三角 Pier [????-????] (Macao Wharf)

22 Yuen Un Wharf

23 Permanent Pier No. 6 off Queen Street (Chun On Wharf)

24 Sutherland Street Pier [c.1903-c.1980] (Sai Kong Wharf)

25 Wilmer Street Pier (Ferry to Sham Shui Po)

26 Unknown (Ferry to Tai O & Chung Chau on the 1945 map)

27 Tong Tei Wharf

28 Jardine's Wharf [1885-1981] (Kowloon Wharf and Godown Co. Pier)

29 China Merchants Pier, Sai Ying Pun [????-????]

Date picture taken
16 Jan 1945