The Signal Tower, Blackhead Point – link to Blackhead and Company

Signal Tower At Blackhead Point, Tsim Sha Tsui. The 109th Declared Monument.

The Signal Tower in the Signal Hill Garden at Blackhead Point was built in 1907 by the Hong Kong Observatory to house a time-ball apparatus that was previously located in the nearby Round House of the Former Marine Police Headquarters. [Nick Kitto points out: the time-ball is still visible at the  Marine Police Headquarters in TST. HF:Blackhead Point (黑頭山, lit. […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, late January to late March 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

Asosan Maru Image

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS 24) dated 23rd March 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during late January to late March 1943, a longer period than is usual in this type of report. There are a […]

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Telegraph Bay, HK Island – location of the first submarine telegraphic cable into Hong Kong, 1871

HF: “Telegraph Bay was the site of an early cable landing dating from the early part of the Twentieth Century. The environment of the bay and valley has been radically altered through reclamation and the construction of the Cyberport development. The old cable house is still located in its original position (although it is now located within the grounds of a school). […]

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Hong Kong Industry during World War Two

HF: This is an article where we can gradually add information about what happened to HK’s industry, manufacturing, mining , transport and other related areas during World War 2. As bits and pieces come in I’ll update the article and re-post it with the current date. Contributors: PC Philip Cracknell ADW HF Hugh Farmer IDJ YL York Lo FCM Fung […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, mid-March 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

BAAG Report WIS #23 A1 Detail

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.23) dated 14th March 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during the middle of March 1943. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a […]

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BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Wuhu (or Buko) Maru

BAAG KWIZ #66 Detail Wuhu Maru

Elizabeth Ride has British Army Aid Group (BAAG) records of shipping movements for 1944-45 in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two. These provide information not only about the ships themselves but what cargo was being brought into and out of Hong Kong during the latter stages of WW2, passengers carried, and of godowns, docks etc that were […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, late February/early March 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

BAAG Report WIS #22detail A1

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.22) dated 10th March 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during late February nnd early March 1943. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, late February 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

Suma Aka HMS Moth In Service 1942 Wikipedia

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.21) dated 1st March 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during late February 1943. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a number of […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, February 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

BAAG Report WIS #20 Detail D1

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS 20) dated 23rd February 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during February 1943. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a number of Hong […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, early February 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS 19) dated 17th February 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during early February 1943 (? Only two items have a date attached.) These reports also describes time spent by vessels […]

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