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Location Category ID: 14900
Address: 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2569 1500
Email: hkmcd [at] (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: Monday to Wednesday & Friday to Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm (6pm during weekends and public holidays between 1 July and 31 August)
Official Website: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
Other Links: Wikipedia
Latitude, Longitude: 22.28223903 , 114.23494666
Location Accuracy: 7
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The Coastal Defence museum is located in the formal coastal defence fort of Lei Yue Mun, near Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island. The fort was built by the British in 1887 to defend the eastern approaches to Victoria Harbour. The museum tells the story of the defence of the Hong Kong coastline from the time of the Ming Dynasty, through the First and Second Opium Wars and the Battle of Hong Kong, to the present day. It was the site of an important battlefield in 1941, during the Battle of Hong Kong.
The Museum consists of two main areas, the Redoubt and the Historical Trail. Built in 1887, the Redoubt was, at that time, regarded as one of the largest fortifications of the British forces. Following restoration it now houses many permanent and temporary exhibitions in a series of galleries. Much of the fort itself has been refurbished in recent years and by following the Historical Trail it is now possible to enter many parts of the fortifications including the North and West Caponiers, and the Redoubt Ditch. Exhibits also include a 6-inch Disappearing Gun, a 64-pounder Mark III Gun and a Torpedo Station with a replica torpedo. There is also a small Military Vehicle Display Area.

1) A34 Comet Tank British

Number of Photos: 45
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Unique ID: 1817
Serial Number:
Registration: 48QM84 (not authentic): “48QM84” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name: “NINA” painted on turret sides.
Other Identification: “8C 3055DB” or similar cast into mantlet. “8?? T0798?” and “A30” cast into bow machine-gun mount. Unit markings painted on nose. White edged red triangle painted on turret sides.

This Comet has a label that states: “A few Comet tanks were brought to Hong Kong during and after the Korean War (1950-53). Only one was retained by the British Army and was displayed in the Shek Kong Barracks until 1995 when the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) disbanded.” This Comet is the one that was previously a gate guardian at Shek Kong. It appears to be fitted with a fake muzzle brake, and has an extra machine-gun fitted in the mantlet, in the aperture for the gunner’s sight.