Daily Archives: October 31, 2013


HISTORY – The Execution of The Namoa Pirates in Kowloon City, 1891 7

This old (and graphic) photograph shows the beheading of the 15 Namoa pirates in Kowloon City in 1891…

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On the 3rd of December, 1890, the Douglas, Lapraik, and Co’s coasting steamer, the ‘Namoa’ (commanded by Captain Thomas Guy Pocock) left for Swatow, Amoy, and Foochow. On board were several Europeans and a large number of Fuhkien Chinese passengers returning home from California.