Japanese sailor Kenichi Horie is regarded as being the first person to sail solo across the North Pacific from west to east, in 1962, but credit should arguably go to Brian Platt, a Hong Kong-born Briton who made the journey in 1959
How stories about the Mon Lei, which served several owners in its lifetime, including Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! fame, took on a life of their own
What links a bolt hammered into a granite block in 1866 to the fight against the slave trade, an eminent naval architect and height measurements for every high point and high-rise in Hong Kong?
Ahead of news that a new Royal Navy ship is to be called HMS Tamar, we take a look at the other ships that bore that name and what they meant to Hong Kong
Colonial bias has left much of the city’s Chinese maritime history off the map, a historian writes
It’s surprising how much people get wrong about HMS Tamar, the British naval ship that was anchored in Victoria Harbour for 44 years and after which the onshore depot, now site of government HQ, was named