BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Hitsu 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.
BAAG Report KWIZ #70
The Hitsu Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 23 Aug 1944.
Arrived on 5 Aug 1944 from Formosa.
Inward cargo: Kerosene, Carbide, bleaching powder, iron plates, angle iron. Unloaded on 21 Aug and taken to Kowloon Godown.
Repairs: on 21 Aug the ship was taken to Cosmopolitan Dock for repairs and painting.
An image of this ship would be helpful.
This article was first posted on 5th February 2017.