Aberdeen Docks – 1874 Typhoon damage

HF: An unnamed typhoon hit Hong Kong during the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd September 1874 causing extensive casualties and over 5,000 deaths in Macau. Aberdeen caught the full force as can be seen by the damage caused to Aberdeen Docks.

Aberdeen Dock 1874 Typhoon Damage National Archive on flikr snipped

Courtesy: UK National Archives

Aberdeen Docks 1874 after

This article was first posted on 18th May 2015.


  1. Gwulo.com – further information about the Dock and Typhoon including about the 4,000-ton Pacific Mail Steam Ship Alaska, that was undergoing repair work there was washed ashore, and left high and dry for months until finally re-floated on December 22nd

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. Aberdeen Dock (Lamma Shipyard) during the Japanese occupation 1942-1945
  2. Early HK Shipyards and Graving docks – includes mention that John Lamont completed HK’s first dry dock in Aberdeen in 1860, plus an undated image of this dock

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