BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Wuhu (or Buko) 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.

BAAG Report KWIZ #66 15th September 1944

The Wuhu (or Buko) Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 4 August 1944

Arrived on 30 July 1944

Inward cargo: 20 horses, a quantity of fodder, beans, paddy and wheat. Entire cargo transported to Canton.

Departed on X

Outward cargo: X

Transit cargo: X

Inward passengers: 2,000 military officers and men, immediately transferred to Canton in small launches

Repairs: Vessel is being repainted in a different colour.

An image of this ship would be helpful.

BAAG KWIZ #66 Wuhu Maru

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