Everything tagged: Shipyard

Photos tagged: Shipyard


Pages tagged: Shipyard

Fenwick Shipyard (second location) [c.1907-c.1913]

Submitted by Klaus on Fri, 05/31/2024 - 00:59

Geo. Fenwick and CO. [1880-1913] |  announced in an advert in the the Chronicle for 1905 :

In order to cope with the increasing business it has now become necessary to transplant the entire works, there being no room for further extension on the Wanchai premises: an area of 5 acres has been purchased and the reclamation and construction of new workshops is being rapidly pushed forward.

Yau Tong Bay [Kwun Tong Tsai Wan] Development

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 03/02/2023 - 01:27


End of the 1950s to the early 1960s, the Hong Kong Government started a major reclamation project in Kwun Tong which is located in the south-east of the Kowloon Peninsula, opposite to the extended Kai Tak Runway. The main reasons for the development were the need for new industrial sites as well as massive creation of living space (NEW TOWN concept).

Further down south-east, next to Lei Yue Mun, is Yau Tong Bay, also named Kwun Tong Tsai Wan. It was long considered a remote and sparsely populated area. In fact it was up to the early 1950s.

American Marine/Kong & Halvorsen Marine & Engineering Company Shipyard [1962-c.1987]

Submitted by Klaus on Sun, 10/17/2021 - 01:44

Shipyard in Junk Bay near the village Hang Hau, opened 1962. Here heavy sailboats and big motor yachts were manufactured. Most work was done by hand, many carpenters were busy to build boats. From 1962 onwards, they were concentrating more on the diesel-powered cruise boats.

Geo. Fenwick and CO. [1880-1913]

Submitted by Klaus on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 22:19

Shipbuilding in Wanchai started in the mid-1840s already. On Marine Lot No. 31 the Emery & Frazer Co. started business and constructed a slipway. After many changes in ownership, in 1856 Ross & Perkins Co. expanded the shipyard into the adjoining Marine Lot No. 36. In 1868 it was known as the Victoria Foundry. In 1870, John Inglis took over the Victoria Foundry. (Source)

This area is probably shown on the photo below:

A. Macdonald & Co Shipyard [1864-c.1880]

Submitted by Herostratus on Sat, 08/15/2020 - 00:14

Alexander Macdonald set up A. Macdonald & Co. in West Point (Whitty Street and Queen’s Road West today) in 1864. His patent slip in West Point was opened on 9 August 1869 by Governor MacDonnell. Despite a mishap to the 1,200-ton iron vessel Cataluna, the slip opened for business, with the facility to haul a ship 250 feet in length clean out of the water. Its water depth at spring tides was 28 feet, allowing vessels drawing 13 feet or ships of 1,500 tons to be taken up. The machinery accessories were bought from Scotland personally by Macdonald.

Industrial heritage in Hong Kong

Submitted by LizB on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 17:14

I am putting together a list of past industrial sites (and some present ones) in Hong Kong, with links to the relevant Gwulo pages (or if there is no dedicated Gwulo page for them yet, Public Works Department Annual Reports). There is already a very comprehensive list on the Industrial History of Hong Kong website - my list is just trying to group together relevant Gwulo pages and PWD sources.  For now, I have not included sites such as godowns, wharves, piers, electricity substations, etc as they are so numerous that it would be a time-consuming task.