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Fort Victoria [????-c.1861]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1861-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Old Chinese Fort taken over and named Fort Victoria by  British Soldiers

When Pottinger returned to Hong Kong on 15th October 1841 he was displeased with Alexander Robert Johnson, the first administrator of Hong Kong for, amongst other things:

he failed to carry out instructions to demolish a small British fort, Victoria fort, on the Kowloon peninsula, whose evacuation had been agreed on. 

From: A Biographical Sketch-book of Early Hong Kong by B.G. Endacott p56

Pinewood Battery overlooking Stonecutters

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1973
Places shown in this photo: 

Pinewood Battery 1973

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1973
Places shown in this photo: 

Jubilee Battery no. 2 Gun Emplacement Ammunition Storage

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2015
Places shown in this photo: 

Jubilee Battery no. 3 6-inch MKVII coastal gun emplacement

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2015
Places shown in this photo: 

Jubilee Battery no. 1 6-inch MKVII coastal gun emplacement

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2015
Places shown in this photo: 

Jubilee Battery no.2 6-inch MKVII coastal gun emplacement

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2015
Places shown in this photo: 

Kowloon Battery (approximate location) [1811-????]

Date Place completed: 
1811-12-31

Hi there,

The location is approximate, using this photo and the information provided by  CEDD for cross reference.

Best Regards,

T

Signal Hill Battery / Blackhead Fort [????- ]

I've tagged it as a "Saluting Battery", based on the 1936 clipping. I don't know if it was ever used as a defensive battery when it was first built.

Some more notes about it in this thread: http://gwulo.com/node/9622

Possession Point Battery, Sheung Wan [1850-????]

Date Place completed: 
1850-01-01

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Apr-1998
Ref: ROB-00146
Other: Location is a rough estimate. Improvements welcome!

Timeline:

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