Kowloon West Battery, Tsim Sha Tsui [c.1880- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Kowloon West Battery, Tsim Sha Tsui [c.1880- ]

Current condition: 
Ruin
Date Place completed: 
c.1880-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Intact
Date of last visit: Nov-2014
Ref: ROB-00125
Other: Kowloon Park

Timeline:

  • Original construction date is unknown, but probably around 1880.
  • 1886: Under reconstruction: Approved armament: 3 x 10" RML guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1894: 3 x 10" RML guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1897: 3 x 10" RML guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1900: 3 x 10" RML guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1901: Under reconstruction for 2 x 6" BL guns on Mk VII mountings, 1 x 10" BL RML gun. Estimated cost £3,500.  (WO 78/2608).
  • 1904: Construction completed, actual cost £3,539.  (WO 78/2608).
  • 1904: 2 x 6" BL Mk VII guns, 1 x 10" RML mounted but not approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1905: 2 x 6" BL Mk VII guns, 1 x 10" RML mounted but not approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1906: 2 x 6" BL Mk VII guns, 1 x 10" RML mounted but not approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1907: 2 x 6" BL Mk VII guns. 2 x 6" BL Mk VII guns to be reduced.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1909: Not listed.
  • 1915: Magazines being used to store ammunition for mobile artillery.  (WO 32/5316).
  • 1917: 2 x 12 pdr QF guns.  (WO 78/5354).
  • 1935: 1 x 6" BL gun (Training gun).  (WO 106/111).  (Referred to as Whitfield Bty).
  • 1941: Magazines being used to store ammunition.  (WO 106/2379).
  • 1970: Became part of Kowloon Park.
  • 2014: Buildings and gunpits intact within Kowloon Park.

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

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