BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Kinsan Taishin 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 Kinsan Taishin Maru, a fishing vessel / converted cargo boat, was seen on 28 Aug 1944

Arrived on 14 Aug from Canton

Inward cargo: 215 M/T engines, 1 lot of damaged arms, 200 bags of provisions. Discharged 15-19 Aug, taken to Kowloon Godowns.

Departed on X

Outward cargo: X

Transit cargo: X

Repairs: On 20 Aug admitted to Cosmopolitan for minor repairs. To be completed by 30 Aug.

An image of this ship would be helpful.

This article was first posted on 26 February 2017.

BAAG KWIZ #70 Kinsan Taishin Maru

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

One comment

  • Peter Cundall

    No ship with this name traced. No fishing boat called Kinzan Maru No.1 (Kinsan or Kinshan alternatives). Several fishing boats called Daishin Maru No.1 traced but none known to operate in Hong Kong area.

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