Taikoo Dockyard [1907-1978] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Taikoo Dockyard [1907-1978]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

The completion date is shown on the foundation stone, photographed below.

The closure / demolition date is given on this timeline at the Swire website.

Photos that show this place


If you zoom in to these couple of photos, you can see the Taikoo Dockyards' slipways across the bay.

The photos are dated 1946/7, showing that the docks were soon back to work after the end of WW2.



Found this while rummaging through HKU archives, dated back to 1911

It features some very detailed technicalities of the dockyard itself, as well as where all the construction materials were imported from. Also a map on the general plan of the docks.




That's a good find, thanks for sharing it with us.

I've extracted the plan to make it easier to read:

Plan of Taikoo Dockyard

Regards, David

The Warren Swire photo collection has hundreds of photos of the dockyard from the early 20th century to 1940. The full  archive can be found here: https://www.hpcbristol.net/collections/swire-g-warren


The dry dock was filled with water for the first time on 22nd June 1907:

Water was admitted to Messrs. Butterfield & Swire’s new Dock on the 22nd June and the erection of the various offices, workshops and stores was in a forward state.

Item 32, 1907 Public Works Report

TaiKoo Dockyards & Sugar Refinery c1910
TaiKoo Dockyards & Sugar Refinery c1910 , by Herostratus
Taikoo Dockyard from Water c1910
Taikoo Dockyard from Water c1910, by Herostratus


Taikoo Dockyard Offices c1910s
Taikoo Dockyard Offices c1910s, by Herostratus