Sai Wan Battery

Sai Wan Battery

Posted: Sep 11, 2023 | Updated: Sep 19, 2023

Sai Wan Hill is adjacent to the Lei Yue Mun Barracks, and that in turn is adjacent to the Lei Yue Mun Fort which overlooks the narrow channel leading into Victoria Harbour.

This key strategic location led to a fort and battery being built on Sai Wan Hill, with this being completed in 1903.

Hong Kong was invaded by the Japanese on the 8th December 1941 and they quickly broke through the defences in the hills above Kowloon, forcing British troops to withdraw to Hong Kong island by the 11th December

After a short siege, on the 18th December 1941 the Japanese troops landed on Hong Kong island between North Point and Shau Kei Wan. One group was tasked with taking the fort and the other was tasked with taking the Battery. Just 30 minutes after landing, the Japanese reached the Battery resulting in the deaths of 6 gunners and 20 prisoners.


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Posted: Aug 6, 2023 | Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Visit to the Sai Wan Battery

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1) The Salesian Mission
2) Sai Wan Battery - Entrance
3) Sai Wan Battery - Entrance Looking Out
4) Sai Wan Battery - Second Block
5) Sai Wan Battery - At The Battery
6) Sai Wan Battery - Road To The Battery
7) Sai Wan Battery - Battery Block
8) Sai Wan Battery - Through The Bars
9) Sai Wan Battery - On The Ramp To The Emplacement
10) Sai Wan Battery - Gun Platforms
11) Sai Wan Battery - View to Devil's Peak

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