Signal Hill Battery

Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
Posted on November 17, 2022 / 5
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Hong Kong

Signal Hill Battery overlooks Hong Kong Harbour and was certainly used as a Saluting Battery during the inter-war years.  It is not know if it was ever a fully functioning coastal defence battery.  For some time it was called Blackhead Fort.

The small hill, overlooking the harbour, made it ideal as a signal station (Hong Kong Observatory) to any vessels moored in the harbour.  It was therefore used as a signal station, time ball location and typhoon warning post.

The site is now a garden, but reclamation has now placed it more than 50 metres from the shoreline.

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