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Fireboat Alexander Grantham 《葛量洪號》

On the Eastern part of Hong Kong Island, you can find a ship on the land also.  That is the Fireboat Alexander Grantham.

In 1953, Whampoa Dock (today’s Whampoa Garden) built a new fireboat.  The boat was named after the Hong Kong Governor, Alexander Grantham, who ordered to develop public housing for the poor.

The ‘Made in Hong Kong’ fireboat was the flagship of the fireboat team.  It led the team to put out the disastrous fire on a luxurious cruise, RMS Queen Elizabeth, in 1972.  It had served Hong Kong citizens until 2002.

Later the boat was restored as a museum, which showcases the fire fighting history of Hong Kong.

Visitors can also enjoy a beautiful harbour view of the eastern part of Hong Kong during the visit of the old fireboat.

Want to visit Hong Kong’s old defender?  You may find Frank the tour guide for help!

《葛量洪号》

  其实在香港岛东部的鲗鱼涌公园都有「陆上行舟」奇景,船的名字叫葛量洪号灭火轮。

  葛量洪其实是香港总督,任内下令发展公共房屋,为贫穷市民带来安居之所。

  1953年黄埔船坞(即是黄埔花园的前身)为香港政府建造了新的灭火轮,命名为「葛量洪号」,以纪念葛氏在港的功迹。

  其后这艘「香港制造」的灭火轮成为香港灭火轮队的旗舰,带领其他灭火轮参加多次海上灭火和救难工作。

  2002年老旧的葛量洪号退役,改成博物馆,展出葛量洪号本身的历史及香港消防的历史。

  到葛量洪号参观,可顺道游览鲗鱼涌公园,欣赏港岛东部的美丽海景,一举两得!

  有兴趣到港岛东一游的话,可和导游阿亮联络呀!