USS New Jersey one of the last WW11 battleships visiting Hong Kong

Wed, 11/08/2023 - 17:39

Does anyone know a date for this visit? I went on board with my son on a US Navy sponsored public tour from Fenwick Pier.

The images I took with my son in them look as though he was about 10 years old at the time.

This would have been the ship’s last visit to Hong Kong before being taken out of service.

I seem to have noted dates when my photos were taken as August 1986 (probably too early based on the images of my son) or November 1989.

Google searches bring up images of a 1953 (Korean War) visit to Hong Kong, but seemingly nothing later.

Date picture taken


Thank you very much for finding the date.

Like many no doubt, the good intentions of marking dates and locations on slides and prints shortly after they were taken, tended to get put off by “family life.”  Less of an issue today when using digital cameras within-built data capture and GPS.