BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Arashijitsu Maru
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 Arashijitsu Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 22 Aug 1944
Arrived on 22 Aug 1944 from Kwanchowan
Inward cargo: 40 drums of petrol, 670 bags of coal, 200lbs gunpowder, 400 bags of rice. Discharged 23-25 Aug and taken to Kowloon Gowdowns, Omachi Butai Depot
Departed on 29 Aug 1944 for Shanghai
Outward cargo: x
Transit cargo: 470 bags of green hemp, 86 bags of cotton yarn for Shanghai
An image of this ship would be helpful.
This article was first posted on 8th September 2016.