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1930s Ship dock air view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Nissen huts at HMS Tamar [c.1947-c.1977]

Date Place completed: 
c.1947-01-01 (Year, Month are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1977-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

At the end of WW II, probably end of the 1940's, accommodation space was needed for seamen of the Hong Kong Flotilla. A quick and comparably cheap way to build accommodation was the erection of Nissen huts (Wikipedia: a prefabricated steel structure for military use, made from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated steel.)

These huts can be seen on a 1955 map and are labelled "Ratings Accommodation" (map cropped from https://gwulo.com/atom/20365)

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

AMETHYST BLOCK-2012

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2012

Wandering around the park in front of the new government headquarters last weekend I noticed on a wall at the PLA Headquarters entrance a sign which at a distance I took to say "Amenity Block" but on closer inspection it displays AMETHYST BLOCK (lower part of picture). As this would be named after HMS AMETHYST detained by the communists on the Yangtze in 1949, I wonder if the building's present occupants realise the significence of the name. Its strange its still there so long after the handover in 1997

H.M.S. Tamar (1983)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980
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