Q+A 14 Inland River Operations Company
HF writes: I am trying to gather information about this company and not coming up with much. Apparently in mid-January 1942 (ie during the occupation of Hong Kong by the Japanese) the Inland River Operations Company resumed river steamers between Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland.
I am not sure whether “resumed” meant the company existed pre-1942 or whether it was a new company that was formed to operate the ferries which then “resumed” service.
Can anyone provide further information about the Inland River Operations Company. Or indeed anything about ferries during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong both within HK waters and those going further.
nb The featured image on the Home Page is of a Hong Kong and Canton steamer of unknown date
This article was first posted on 1st January 2014.