Yung Hao tanker – requisitioned by HK Government 1951 leading to China’s requisitioning of Asiatic Petroleum Co

HF: In 1951, China requisitioned all property belonging to the Asiatic Petroleum Company in retaliation for the Hong Kong Government’s requisitioning of the tanker Yung Hao.

Yung Hao seized in HK The Mercury, Hobart, Tas 9th April 1951 snipped

The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania 9th April 1951

Further information comes from this account in the book, Via Ports: From Hong Kong to Hong Kong, Alexander Grantham, Governor of Hong Kong from 1947 to 1957.

Yung Hao, a extract from Via Ports, HK to HK, Alexander GranthamYung Hao, b extract from Via Ports, HK to HK, Alexander GranthamYung Hao, c extract from Via Ports, HK to HK, Alexander Grantham

This image is of the Yung Hao in later life as the RFA Surf Patrol, 1956.

Yung Hao image as RFA Surf Patrol, 1956

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

  1. Via Ports: From Hong Kong to Hong Kong, A Grantham, HKU Press, 2001

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