HMS Tamar

The Ship

Scuttled 1941

HMS Tamar was a 4,650 ton Royal Navy troopship built by the Samuda Brothers and launched in Britain in 1863. She had been hulked as a base ship and was dispatched to Hong Kong in 1897. She was used as the base until replaced by the shore station, which was named HMS Tamar, after the ship.

HMS Tamar was scuttled in 1941, to avoid being used by the invading Japanese Imperial forces in the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II. A mast from this ship has been erected outside Murray House in Stanley, Hong Kong.

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Postcard series: M Sternberg, Hong Kong


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