The George Hilton Panorama of Hong Kong

Circa 1904


The Royal Navy China Squadron in Victoria Harbour


In this "feature print", the powerful ships of the Royal Navy China Squadron rest at anchor in Victoria Harbour. The Flagship HMS Surprise is anchored at the bottom right of this print and it is believed that a Diadem class cruiser with four funnels is anchored above. The HMS Tamar, anchored directly in the centre of the harbour was a troopship for the Royal Navy. Launched in June 1863, she was later hulked as a base ship. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1897 and was anchored off the British naval dockyard serving as a naval store ship. She was sunk by the Royal Artillery on December 12th 1941 during the battle of Hong Kong to avoid being used by the invading Japanese forces.

The vessel anchored above the HMS Tamar is believed to be one of the Royal Navy Duncan class battleships; to the far right of this feature print is believed to a destroyer.

Across Victoria Harbour is the Tsim Sha Tsui peninsula and the mountains of Kowloon in the background.

The video below zooms into these naval vessels and parts of this feature print from the Hong Kong Panorama showing the vast amount of detail which can’t be seen on the preview picture.

This Feature Print is currently availble in 2 sizes:

60cm x 20cm HK$ 620
90cm x 30cm HK$ 1100


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