BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – No.4 Muun

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 No.3 Muum, a patrol cutter, was seen on 31 Aug 1944

Arrived on 31 Aug from Kongmoon

Departed on: “Not known, probably to inland river ports”

Repairs: On 6 Sept admitted to Naval Dockyard for repairs. Expected to be completed by 14 Sept and discharged on 16 Sept.

Remarks: Was damaged by action, 8 wounded – treated at the Naval Dockyard Medical Dept, 4 dead.

An image of this ship would be helpful.

BAAG KWIZ #70.5 No.4 Muun snipped extract BAAG KWIZ #70.5 No.4 Muun

This article was first posted on 15th October 2016.

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
  2. The BAAG papers are kept at the Hong Kong Heritage Project – Elizabeth M Ride Collection

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