BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – cargo ship, name unknown

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 #66 15th September 1944

Cargo ship, name unknown was seen on 18 Aug 1944 off Wing On Godowns, West Point

Tonnage: 2,800 tons

Length: 280′

Arrived on X

Inward cargo: X

Departed on X

Outward cargo: X

Transit cargo: X

Repairs: X

An image of this ship would be helpful.

BAAG KWIZ #66 3 Cargo Ship Name Unknown

This article was first posted on 26th March 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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