BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Eishun (aka Nagaharu) 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 Eishun (aka Nagaharu) Maru , a cargo ship converted from a fishing vessel, was seen on 24 Aug 1944.

Arrived on 12 Aug 1944 from Canton.

Inward cargo: rice, provisions, scrap metal. Discharged 12 to 20 Aug and taken to Kowloon Godowns.

Repairs: On 21 Aug to Cosmopolitan Dock for repairs. Work to be completed by 28 Aug.

An image of this ship would be helpful.


This article was first posted on 12th February 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

One comment

  • Peter Cundall

    The ship concerned is correctly identified as Eishun Maru (40 144) ON Kan 825 registered in Dairen and sunk by unknown cause 10/3/45 off Shantung Peninsular.

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