BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the No.2 Anri Maru, ex-China Navigation Company

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.

Cosmopolitan Dock
The No.2 Anri Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 2nd Aug 1944

Engine. Twinscrew. Fitted by Kwong Cheung Hing Shipyard, Hong Kong

Repairs: On 25 July moved from Kwong Cheung Hing Shipyard to Cosmopolitan Dock

Departed on 22 Aug 1944 for Canton

Outward cargo: Anti- Aircraft guns, ammunition, rifles. All shipped from Japan and reshipped to Canton

Previously reported to have been a China Navigation Company vessel. Which one?

An image of this ship would be helpful.


This article was first posted on 22nd January 2017.

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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