BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – River Steamer “H” No.6 ex-S.S. Lee Hong

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.

The River Steamer “H” no.6 ex S.S. Lee Hong, was seen on 10 Aug 1944

Engine made by Hongkong & Whampoa Dock

On 19 Aug 1944 was on No.3 Slipway, Taikoo Docks

Was scuttled in Dec 1941 off Jardine Godown. On Jul 1 [1942?] was salvaged and towed to Taikoo Docks for repair

An image of this ship would be helpful.

This article was first posted on 5th November 2016.

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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 – Elizabeth M Ride Collection

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