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HMS STRIKER being tied up at Holt's Wharf

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

At Holt's Wharf, Peninsula hotel in background

Its a pity that more of the ship is not visible

Holt's Wharf-liberation aircraft carrier moored-1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

This screen grab from an IWM film shows an aircraft carrier moored at Holt’s Wharf.

Usually they have been photographed anchored mid-stream in the harbour.

HMS EAGLE-Fairey Gannets on deck-1966

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966
I believe I took this photograph on an afternoon between 4-11 June 1966 from a HYF ferry departing from the Wanchai piers on Gloucester Road before the reclamation got going. Fairey Gannet anti-submarine aircraft are on the fore- deck rather than the Navy’s jets usually seen in that position in later images of HMS Eagle. This posting is related to https://gwulo.com/atom/35578#comment-52395

Spraying Hong Kong with DDT

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

Can I spray you now Sir?

see also related https://gwulo.com/atom/17499

Stokers-HMS Kent-China Station-1934-1936

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

Early posts discussed Royal Navy ‘stokers’ shovelling coal into boilers down in the engine rooms.

HMS KENT was a cruiser and Flagship of the China Station and a frequent visitor to Hong Kong.

Published by YE OLDE PRINTERIE LTD, Hong Kong, “An Illustrated record of her commission as flag ship of the China Station,” is a detailed diary of the cruises she undertook during 1934-36.

The book lists all the crew members of which approximately 160 are listed as ‘Stokers,’ these include various ranks of stoker. The total crew numbered 770

HMS Berwick at Hong Kong Harbour 1933

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1933

Tidal basin 1962

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

From Wikipedia: By Chingleung - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15982107

Photo taken between 1961 and 1963. 

HMS ARGUS-Aircraft Carrier-China Cruise-1927-1928.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

HMS Argus served in the Royal Navy from 1918 to 1944. She was converted from the ocean liner, Conte Rosso, laid down in 1914 by William Beardmore and Company in Dalmuir, Scotland, that was under construction when the First World War began. 

Naval Dockyard Street Names

Going over a 1957 Naval dockyard map I found the following street names.  They seem to be all named after a Royal Navy ship, although I can only find a Narcissus not Marcissus

 

Marcissus Road

Princess Charlotte Road

Swift Road

Charybdis Road

Glory Road

Tamar Road

Ocean Road

Imperieuse Road

Prince Royal Road

Vengeance Road

Rodney Road

Centurion Road

Victor Emmanuel Road

Audacious Road

Leander Road

Astera Road

Andromeda Road

An account of Hong Kong leading up to the Japanese invasion in 1941

"A Voyage to War: An Englishmans's Account of Hong Kong 1936-41" by Hugh Dulley

A brief description of the book:-

Hugh Dulley’s father (Peter Dulley) and mother (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 1935. Four years later at the outbreak of war, Peter, a weekend sailor, was called up in the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He eventually graduated to command an ocean-going tug of 500 tons from Hong Kong to Aden. En route he called at islands still enjoying pre-war peacetime and navigated across the Indian Ocean using a sextant.

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