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!