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Photos Submitted by Ken Johnson

Hong Kong and Area, 1945.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 1 : Negative ON-0103 : The ship on the left is a King George the Fifth Class Battleship. She could be either HMS Anson or HMS Duke of York. Both ships were part of the Task Force detached from the British Pacific Fleet (BPF) to re-take Hong Kong. HMCS Prince Robert is on the right -- (info per Alfred Lai).

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 2 : Negative #ON-0055: Same location as the photo above. This shows either HMS Anson or HMS Duke of York anchored in the harbour -- (info per Alfred Lai).

Negative ON-0034-1 -- Photo 3 moved to Ceylon section.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 4 : Negative #ON-0099: Hong Kong -- Stanley. The prison is in the mid-ground.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 5 : Negative #ON-0097: Stanley Civilian Internment Camp. Note the battle damage in the Prison Officers' Club (bullet holes in the buildings).

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 6 : Negative #ON-0094: A building in Stanley Internment Camp.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 7 : Negative #ON-0051-2: This is the approach to Lyemun (now Lei Yue Mun). The strip of land on the left probably was Tung Lung Chau Island with Junk Bay beyond, then Lyemun Channel -- (info per Alfred Lai).

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 8 : Negative #ON-0052: This photo was taken off Little Sai Wan (now Siu Sai Wan) in the Eastern approaches to Hong Kong harbour. Lyemun fort is on the left with Devil's Peak on the right.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 9 : Negative #ON-0054: The tall building on the left is headquarters of the HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation).

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 10 : Negative #2-05 : Formerly listed as #10-5, the number changed when the photo was flipped.
This is Victoria Harbour . . . the highest point on the right is Mount Parker with Jardine's Lookout further right. This was the location where CSM Osborne won his VC. The photographer was looking towards Lyemun -- (info per Alfred Lai).

Photo 11 : Negative #ON-0028 -- has been identifed as Aden, so was moved to the Egypt section.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 12 : Negative #ON-0056: Again Victoria Harbour. The eastern part of the harbour just passed Lyemun channel. Obviously taken on HMCS Ontario's starboard (side). Devil's Peak would be just outside the photo on the right. The photographer's back is to the Lyemun Fort and Aldrich Bay. The little bay in the centre is still there called Sam Ka Tsuen, the headland on the left is now Yau Tong area; all built up with skyscrapers!

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Hong Kong, 1945.

Photo 13 : Negative #9-4: Looking down at Admiralty, Wanchai, and Causeway Bay. The old building in the bottom left corner is the Bowen Road military hospital. The China Fleet Club (left) and the Missions to Seamen (right) buildings are the two large six storey buildings on the waterfront on the left of the photograph.

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