BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Eisen (aka Sakikawa) 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 66 15th September 1944

The Eisen (aka Sakikawa) Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 14 July 1944.

Arrived on 14 July from Shanghai

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 Eisen Maru

This article was first posted on 23rd April 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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