|Location||Hong Kong, St. Peter's Church (Anglican)|
|Builder||Henry Speechly & Son|
|Specs||II/13 + Ped|
|Action||Probably mechanical, with some pnuematics|
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, West Point, originally established as a seamen’s mission, was built in 1871-72. The church was designed and built by the firm, Wilson & Salway, later much better known as Palmer & Turner, a major architectural and engineering firm in Asia. In 1908 a II/13 organ was installed by Henry Speechly and Sons, built to a design by a Mr. H.L. Stringer. The dedicatory recital on HKG1908 was played on 6 February by Denman Fuller, organist of St. John’s Cathedral.
The specs were:
Open Diapason 8ꞌ
Wald Flute 4ꞌ
Piccolo Harmonic 2ꞌ
Violin Diapason 8ꞌ
Lieblich Gedact 8ꞌ
Vox Angelica 8ꞌ
Geigen Principal 4ꞌ
Flute Bass 8′
|Couplers/Accessories||SW/GT, SW/Ped, GT/Ped, two compositions pedals each to SW and GT.|
Around 1920-21 Blackett and Howden rebuilt the two-manual organ, probably making it fully pneumatic. The church was closed in 1932, though not torn down until the 1950s. A land swap was arranged with the Hong Kong Government for the site of the present Christ Church, Kowloon Tong.
St. Peter’s was reestablished as a chapel in the new Sailor’s Home and Mission to Seamen on Gloucester Road, and the organ was moved there in 1933, probably with assistance from W.C. Blackett (see photo). It disappeared after the Mission moved its premises in the Mariner’s Club in Kowloon in 1967. In 2018 plans were announced to demolish the Mariner’s Club and replace it with a new building, works which are ongoing at present.