Stanley Battery, Stanley [1937- ]

Submitted by Rob on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 21:43
Current condition
Date completed
(Day & Month are approximate.)

Year completed is: Accurate
Condition at last visit: Ruins
Date of last visit: Apr-1997
Ref: ROB-00155
Other: Restricted Area


  • 1934: Construction commenced.  (WO 106/2392).
  • 1937: Construction completed.  (WO 106/2392).
  • 1937: Armament: 3 x 9.2" BL Mk X guns on 35° Mountings, in semi-enclosed armoured turrets.  (WO 106/2392). (Two guns came from Mt Davis Bty, the other from either the armament reserve or Gough Bty.  (WO 106/2394).
  • 1939: 3 x 9.2" BL guns, 2 x 3" AA guns..  (WO 106/2379).
  • 1941: 3 x 9.2" BL guns. In action against land targets during December. Captured at surrender 25th/26th December.  (WO 172/1687).
  • 1945: Only No.2 and No.3 guns remained, these having been encased in 4 feet thick concrete domes by the Japanese, giving restricted firing arcs.These guns were removed in the late 1940's.  (HK Lands Dept Aerial Photographs).
  • 1945: British forces moved back to Stanley Fort.  (HQBF Hong Kong).
  • 1970: Domes removed after 1969, the positions then became the bases for Satellite Communication Dishes.  (HK Lands Dept. Aerial Photographs).
  • 1994: British Forces withdrew from Stanley Fort.  (HQBF Hong Kong).
  • 1997: Stanley Fort became a PLA Base after July 1st.
  • 2014: Condition unknown, restricted area.

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