The dockyard occupies a site of 98 hectares on the northeast coast of Stonecutters Island in Hong Kong and has an 8.3-hectare protected water basin as an operational base for vessels operated by the Marine Department. The dockyard has a shiplift system and three ship-hoists capable of drydocking vessels of up to 750 tonnes. An on-line computerised information system is employed to co-ordinate the maintenance activities and support services to maximise maintenance efficiency and vessel availability.
The dockyard is adjacent to Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Plant is accessible by Ngong Shuen Road.
This dockyard was the final Tamar shore station prior to the handover and used briefly by the Royal Navy. The base was closed on April 11, 1997 a few months prior to the handover and centenary of HMS Tamar's arrival to Hong Kong.
The base was used to service 3 of the Peacock class patrol ships:
The ships remained at the decommissioned base before being sold to the Philippine Navy.
List of government departments with vessels serviced here:
- Hong Kong Police launches
- Hong Kong Fire Services fireboats
- Hong Kong Marine Department vessels
- Hong Kong Customs and Excise vessels
- Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base - PLA base that replaced Tamar
- People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison
- Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building - former Tamar shore station
- Central Government Complex, Tamar and Tamar site - location of naval basin for HMS Tamar