Also spelled "A. King".
I've given a tentative opening date of 1955. It appears on a map dated 1958 (Plate 7-3, Mapping Hong) as a little corner of land that would have appeared as part of the reclamation for Victoria Park, which finished in the mid 1950s.
I've also noted that this was at least the second location of the slipway, as other references to it date back to at least 1905. I'm not sure if the previous location was very close to this one (eg just behind the reclamation on the previous shoreline), or further round towards North Point.
We have a much clearer idea of the closing date:
The final eviction notice was posted onto the gates last week; be out by the 24 of June - or else.
That comes from an interesting thread by someone who found an old wooden yacht in the soon-to-be-closed Ah King boatyard. Read about their efforts to make it seaworthy and get it out to safety before the yard was closed, and catch some other snippets of HK History along the way. There's even a guest appearance by Andrew Craig-Bennett!
If you know what finally happened to Jerry Sousa and his new boat, please could you leave a comment below? Unfortunately the last comment from Jerry about the project was in 2002.