Pak Sha Wan Battery, Lye Yue Mun [1903- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Pak Sha Wan Battery, Lye Yue Mun [1903- ]

Current condition: 
Ruin
Date Place completed: 
c.1903-02-01 (Day is approximate)

Year completed is: Accurate
Condition at last visit: Ruins
Date of last visit: Dec-1997
Ref: ROB-00142
Other:

Timeline:

  • 1901: Construction commenced in April, estimated cost £3,136.  (WO 78/5351).
  • 1903: Construction completed in February, actual cost £3,171.  (WO 78/5351).
  • 1903: Initial Armament: 4 x 12 pdr QF Mk I guns.  (WO 78/5351).
  • 1904: 4 x 12 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1905: 4 x 12 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1906: 4 x 12 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1907: 4 x 12 pdr QF guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1909: Revision: Construction commenced in February, estimated cost  £4,000.  (WO 78/5351).
  • 1910: Construction completed in March, actual cost £3,894.  (WO 78/5351).
  • 1910: Armament: 3 x 6" BL Mk VII guns.  (WO 78/5351).
  • 1911: 3 x 6" BL guns.  (CAB 11/58).
  • 1915: 3 x 6" BL guns.  (WO 32/5316).
  • 1917: 3 x 6" BL guns.  (CAB 11/58).
  • 1921: 3 x 6" BL guns.  (CAB 11/58).
  • 1936: 3 x 6" BL guns.  (CAB 11/196).
  • 1936: One gun can be removed to equip new Bty.  (CAB 5/8).
  • 1941: In action December. Damaged by shelling and bombing. Over-run after landings 18/19th December.  (WO 172/1687).
  • 1945: One gun remained after Japanese surrender. Bty area damaged and in derelict condition.  (WO 78/750A).
  • 2014: The Bty was not rebuilt post war and, with the closure of Coastal Defence sites in 1957, was abandoned. Ruins remain in a restricted area of the Museum of Coastal Defence.

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

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The HKU Scholars Hub has a thesis by Tse Tak-san titled: "Pak Sha Wan battery: a case study of a Hong Kong military heritage site".