BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Umeshima Maru

Elizabeth Ride has British Army Aid Group (BAAG) records of shipping movements for 1944-45 in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two.

These provide information not only about the ships themselves but what cargo was being brought into and out of Hong Kong during the latter stages of WW2, passengers carried, and of godowns, docks etc that were being utilised.

The Umeshima Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 10 Aug 1944

Arrived on 9 Aug 1944 from Canton

Inward cargo: X

Repairs:  on 13 Aug admitted to Naval Dockyard for repairs to engine and leakage of hull. Work completed on 17 Aug and discharged on 18 Aug

Departed on “Awaiting sailing instructions”

Outward cargo: X

Transit cargo: X

An image of this ship would be helpful.

This article was first posted on 1st October 2016.

BAAG KWIZ #70.5 Umeshima Maru

Further information:

  1. For general information about the Elizabeth Ride collection, her father Sir Lindsay Ride, and the British Army Aid group during WW2 a very useful introduction is through
  2. The BAAG papers are kept at the Hong Kong Heritage Project – Elizabeth M Ride Collection

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