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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

6 June 2020

22° 16′ 54″ N / 114° 14′ 08″ E

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence sits on the commanding heights of the eastern entrance to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor on the site of historic Lei Due Mun Fort.

The entrance of the Hong Kong Coastal Defence Museum, marking the beginning of a steep uphill walk to the gun emplacements and museum building. Several exhibits along the path keep interests up however—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

The peak where a 6-inch breach loading disappearing gun (circa 1890) and its emplacement is located—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

The 6-inch disappearing gun in its raised firing position—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

The aft end of the replica Brennen torpedo (counter-rotating propellers were powered by the unwinding of interior cables). These were shore launched having a speed of 27 knots and a range of 2000 yards at a running depth of 12 feet—more than suitable for guarding a channel against invading ships—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

The nose of the replica Brennan torpedo designed to penetrate into wooden hulls—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

The interior drive mechanism, which was powered from shore, for the unwinding of on board cables—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography USA

The power supply of the replica Brennen torpedo (cables were pulled from a shore based engine, differential pulling of the cables would activate the rudder to steer the torpedo)—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

Portable single mount Bofors 40mm antiaircraft cannon—©2014 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

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