BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Sainan (aka Tsinan) 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 Sainan (aka Tsinan) Maru, a cargo ship, was seen on 7 Aug 1944
Arrived on 30 July 1944, berthed at No. 3 Kowloon Wharf
Inward cargo: 200 c/s military stores, 500 tons of fodder, towels, handkerchiefs, toothpaste
Inward passengers: 1,800 military officers and men who were sent to Canton in small launches
Departed on X
Outward cargo: X
Transit cargo: X
An image of this ship would be helpful.
This article was first posted on 30th April 2017.