BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – name unknown, 7 on funnel
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.
This transport ship was seen on 21 August 1944. Unknown name but with the number “7” on its funnel.
Arrived on 19 Aug under escort
Inward cargo: 100 tons of coal. On 22 Aug anchored off North Point, coal discharged and taken to Koon Chung (Jordon [sic] Road)
Departed on: Not given
Remarks: One of a convoy of four ships that arrived on 19 Aug
An image of this ship would be helpful.
This article was first posted on 10th September 2016.
- 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
- The BAAG papers are kept at the Hong Kong Heritage Project – Elizabeth M Ride Collection