Taikoo Dockyard – photos of the yard, departments, workshops and main office – c1954
IDJ has sent these photos extracted from an in-house Taikoo Dockyard publication of 1954.
This was the period midway between the dockyard’s expansion after the Second World War during which extensive destruction had been caused both by the Japanese during their occupation in 1942–45 and allied bombing prior to the liberation of Hong Kong. And the Swire Group’s decision in the early 1970s to use the dockyard land to develop the large private housing estate, Taikoo Shing.
In the early 1950’s it was a major Hong Kong company employing around 4,500 people.
These images show: the graving dock and slipways; the shipbuilding yard including stockyard, moulding loft and the steel and wood working departments; the engineering workshops; and the company’s main office.
Source: Fifty Years of Shipbuilding and Repairing in the Far East: The Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Company of Hong Kong Ltd, Technical Advertising Services, 1954
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