Taikoo Dockyard c.1910 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Taikoo Dockyard c.1910

Taikoo Dockyard c.1910

Photo courtesy of Bob Blakey:

I thought you might be interested in this photo taken by my grandfather Harry Blakey (1884-1936). He was a marine engineer who worked for a time for the China Navigation Company, serving on the S.S. Shuntien. My guess is he took the picture around 1910.

Harry probably took the photo from a ship moored alongside the seawall at the top-right corner of this map:

Plan of Taikoo Dockyard

His photo shows a funnel peeping over the roof of the low building in the foreground, that would have belonged to a ship in the dry dock. In the background we can see ships pulled up on the slips.

Is the building on the hill in the background Kornhill?

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1910