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Sir Alexander Grantham

Former officer stirs with pride as fireboat rises from water

Whole city should be proud, he says of Alexander Grantham's 49 years of service

Saturday, 11 March, 2006, 12:00am

Famous fireboat makes its final journey

A FAMOUS Hong Kong icon, the fireboat Alexander Grantham, makes its final journey today.

The decommissioned vessel will be towed from the shipyard at Tsing Yi to the waterfront at Quarry Bay Park this morning, a three-hour mission. A giant 900-tonne crane will then lift it on to dry land to become a marine-firefighting museum.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Fireboat to make final voyage

The city's former flagship fireboat, the Alexander Grantham, is about to settle into a new home on the shore of Victoria Harbour, reborn as a museum.

Once the largest vessel in the Fire Services Department fleet - 38.9 metres long and 8.8 metres wide - it will be towed from the Hong Kong Shipyard in Tsing Yi to the seafront of Quarry Bay Park early on Friday.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

slice of life

Excerpts from the South China Morning Post, published this week in 1957

Sir Alexander Grantham, the governor, was to retire at the end of the year. The official announcement made it clear that there would be no further extensions.

The governor's term was extended three times. He completed 10 years as governor of Hong Kong, having assumed office on July 25, 1947.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am