Name | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong


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Detail cropped from this photo.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, September 3, 1937


Hi there,

Is this the name of the beached ship on its bow?  If so, it would seem it was a Chinese Navy ship.  For a short period of time the then ROC Navy name their boats starting with 海 and associate it with a certain creature。 鶖 is a bird﹐ making it 海鶖艦.  I found in Wiki they have another called 海虎艦。The word 艦 simply means a navy vassel.

Don't know the proper name of 鶖 in English as yet.  Would have to look it up later.

My two cents,