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Cultural Relics of the Fireboat Alexander Grantham

1 May 2003 – 31 October 2003

Upper Gallery

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Fire Services Department, this exhibition introduces the Fireboat Alexander Grantham which had served Hong Kong for a half century. The Fireboat Alexander Grantham was built by the Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd. and commissioned in 1953. Before its retirement in May 2002, it was the largest fireboat in Hong Kong. In addition to its glorious history in fire-fighting, the Fireboat Alexander Grantham reflected the achievements of Hong Kong's ship-building industry in the early 1950s.

This exhibition features the remarkable achievements of the Fireboat Alexander Grantham, its equipment and facilities, and the arrangement of the future display of the entire Fireboat at the Quarry Bay Park for public viewing. With the display of some 50 historical artefacts which were once used on the Fireboat, we sincerely hope that the public can have a better understanding of the scale and features of this Fireboat.