2016

Typhoon 1906 in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

A photo album shows the incident of Typhoon Bingwu, the year of 1906, in Hong Kong

The full album can be viewed in sequence.

This typhoon had caused a severed damage to many junks and small crafts. The urge of building another typhoon shelter was strong after this incident.

Selected images

Two of the RAMC soliders showing the years of their unti's service atop an image of a nursing sister of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps first formed in 1902, wearing the medals of one of the soldiers.

The 'Star' ferry wrecked a pier on Hong Kong Island.

Wreckage was widely scattered around the pier. People were trying to look for survivors.

The Canadian Pacific Railway Steamer 'Monteagle' ashore in Stonecutter Island, Hong Kong.

The 1698 ton German steamer 'Petrarch' was catapulted by wind and waves onto the steamers 'Emma Luyken' and 'Montreagle'. The hulls of both of these smaller steamers were crushed by the 'Petrarch', which then careened into the Kowloon Wharf, demolishing a large chunk of it.

The Royal Navy 'HMS Phoenix', a 1050 tons sloop ( a single gun deck warship) was capsized on the possible Yau Ma Tei shore. The vessel was raised in 1907.

French destroyer 'La Fronde' was destroyed when trying to rescue the typhoon victims.

The stormy seas raging along the Central waterfront.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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This exhibit was curated by Kitty But.

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