Bluff Head Battery, Stanley [1939- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Bluff Head Battery, Stanley [1939- ]

Current condition: 
Date Place completed: 

Year completed is: Accurate
Condition at last visit: Ruins.
Date of last visit: Apr-1997
Ref: ROB-00105
Other: Restricted Area


  • 1939: Constructed as an Emergency Bty. (ADM 116/4356)
  • 1939: Armament: 2 x 6" BL Naval guns. (WO 106/2379).
  • 1941: December: In action against land targets. Damaged by artillery and bombing. Captured at surrender 25/26th December. (WO 172/1687).
  • 1945: No guns remaining. (WO 78/750A).
  • 1997: Some scattered ruins remain. (Personal visit).
  • 1997: Site became part of PLA Base.
  • 2014: Restricted Area, condition unknown.

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Philip Cracknell's latest blog entry covers this topic:

What happened at No. 2 Battery, HKVDC during the Battle for Hong Kong - December 1941