BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, February 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS 20) dated 23rd February 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during February 1943.

These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a number of Hong Kong shipyards.

They also offer a wide range of other information including that concerning the Japanese Army and Air Force and other aspects of life in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in which you may be interested. This is not usually included here. To see the full reports please refer to Further Information below.

HF: To aid research I have attempted to summarize and list the most salient points covered in the report under three sections:-

Firstly, Locations mentioned – both shipyards in HK and ports vessels have come from or are going to in South and East Asia.

Secondly, the names of Ships mentioned. This has not always been easy. My inability to read Chinese or Japanese is a clear hindrance. Plus even when in English whether typed or handwritten they are sometimes semi-legible. Any corrections or clarification would be helpful.

Thirdly, under Miscellaneous I have noted any items that I think might be of interest.

Further information regarding subjects mentioned in this report including images of the ships would be very welcome.

Locations: Naval Yard, Kowloon Docks, Wellington Barracks, Taikoo Docks, Wing On Shipyard

Ships mentioned: Fook Li Maru/Fukuri, Fook Hui Maru/Fukukai, Nam Li Maru, Tsui Fung Maru – destroyer, Hoi Tak Maru – customs cruiser, Karisome – destroyer, Special Guards Boats – Kim Fung, Fook Hing, Chuk Wan, Ching Fong [?] Sun Ying, Chuk San, Tai Sun Maru, 1st Kwong Cheung Maru, Wa Na [?] Maru – freighter (ex-British owned), Tien Lee Maru, motor trawlers, Hiu Tin Maru, Buenos Aires Maru, Lee Shing (Sang) Maru, Former B+S SS Hoi Nam / Hoi Nan [?] Maru, Asu Shan / Asosan Maru, Formosa Maru, Hoi Sing Maru/Kaisei, special wooden craft, Carl Island – destroyer (Kato Cruiser), Hoi Kong Maru. Red Cross ship.

Miscellaneous: Dare to Die Group (Motor Torpedo Boats?), Dash Forward Speed Boats

BAAG Report WIS #20 A1BAAG Report WIS #20 A2BAAG Report WIS #20 B1BAAG Report WIS #20 B2BAAG Report WIS #20 C1BAAG Report WIS #20 C2BAAG Report WIS #20 D1BAAG Report WIS #20 D2BAAG Report WIS #20 E1BAAG Report WIS #20 E2BAAG Report WIS #20 F1BAAG Report WIS #20 F2BAAG Report WIS #20 G1

This article was first posted on 16th July 2017.’

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 http://gwulo.com/node/13968
  2. The BAAG papers are kept at the  Hong Kong Heritage Project https://www.hongkongheritage.org/Pages/FindingAids/LibraryCollection/Elizabeth_M_Ride_Collection.aspx

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