Taikoo Dockyard [1907-1978] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Taikoo Dockyard [1907-1978]

Current condition: 
Demolished
Date Place completed: 
1907-08-01
Date Place demolished: 
1978-12-31

The completion date is shown on the foundation stone, photographed below.

The closure / demolition date is given on this timeline at the Swire website.

Photos that show this place

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If you zoom in to these couple of photos, you can see the Taikoo Dockyards' slipways across the bay. (Click the link below, then double-click the thumbnail to zoom in).

The photos are dated 1946/7, showing that the docks were soon back to work after the end of WW2.

http://via.lib.harvard.edu/via/deliver/deepLink?_collection=via&recordId...

http://via.lib.harvard.edu/via/deliver/deepLink?_collection=via&recordId...

Found this while rummaging through HKU archives, dated back to 1911

It features some very detailed technicalities of the dockyard itself, as well as where all the construction materials were imported from. Also a map on the general plan of the docks.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B05pn2afWY6LZ0kxZVBFajV4T0U/view?usp=sh...

Kevin

 

That's a good find, thanks for sharing it with us.

I've extracted the plan to make it easier to read:

Plan of Taikoo Dockyard

Regards, David

The Warren Swire photo collection has hundreds of photos of the dockyard from the early 20th century to 1940. The full  archive can be found here: http://hpc.vcea.net/collection/warren_swire_images?pn=1