BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Naval Reports – information about numerous locations of interest

Elizabeth Ride has sent BAAG Report KWIZ #77, dated 15th December 1944, and noted earlier: After KWIZ #4, the Naval section is not included in the AWM papers, and does not appear again until KWIZ #66, and then in a slightly different format.

The image shown on the Home Page and below is of the Japanese oil transport ship Sanko Maru  which is mentioned in the report and was published by Gilbert Casse and Peter Cundall, the latter being a contributor to our website.

Sanko Maru Pre War

HF: I am afraid because of time constraints I am no longer able to summarize and list the most salient points in KWIZ reports as I did with the BAAG Naval Intelligence Reports, many of which are listed in our Index.

However, the following is an exceptionally long report and mentions numerous locations of interest which I list here to assist those who may be researching any of the following subjects. Sorry I can’t be more specific, but the items appear in the order they occur in the report:

Naval Dockyard
Kowloon Wharf
Taikoo Dockyard
Kowloon Docks
Bailey’s Shipyard
Tsunan Shipyard
Hip Tung Wo Engineering Works
Ah King’s Slipway
Kwong Hip Loong Shipyard
Naval Supply Depot
Kowloon Army Depot, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon Godowns
Kowloon Wharf/Wharves
Holt’s Wharf
Whitfield Barracks
Wellington Barracks
Naval Supply Depot’s main godown
No.2 China Provident Godown
Wharf of the Material Godowns of the No.2 Naval Working Department, North Point
Osaka Shipbuilders, Tokyo
Commercial Press Printing Factory, North Point
Lachikok Coal Dump
North Point Power Station
Douglas Wharf
Kwong Tung Wo Shipbuilders, Kowloon
steam engine made by Kwong Fook Cheung, Kowloon
Minkyo, former Hongkong-Yaumatei ferry
Cosmopolitan Dock

HF: If you are able to provide images of vessels or locations mentioned in this report or information about subjects referred to which you think is relevant to our website I would be delighted to hear from you.

BAAG Report KWIZ #77 A1

 BAAG Report KWIZ #77 A2PNGBAAG Report KWIZ #77 B1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 C1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 C2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 D1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 D2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 E1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 E2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 F1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 F2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 G1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 G2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 H1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 H2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 I1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix A SketchBAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix B1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix B2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 APPEndix B Sheet 2.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 APPEndix B Sheet 2.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 APPEndix B Sheet 2.3BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix B Sheet 3BAAG REport KWIZ #77 Appendix C1BAAG REport KWIZ #77 Appendix C2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C D1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C D2 Kyosei + Taishuto MaruBAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 3.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 3.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 3.3BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 4.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 4.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 4.3BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 4.4BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 5.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 5.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 6.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 6.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 6.3BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 7.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 7.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 7.3BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 8.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 8.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 8.3BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 9.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 9.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 10.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 10.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 11.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 11.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 12.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 12.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 13.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 13.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 14.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 14.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 15.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 15.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 16.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 16.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 17.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 17.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 18.1BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 18.2BAAG Report KWIZ #77 Appendix C Sheet 19.1

See:

  1. British Army Aid Group (BAAG) [1942-1945]

The  British Army Aid Group (BAAG) was a military intelligence unit which operated in China between March 1942 and December 1945, originally as a branch of MI9.  The officers were mainly European men with a Hongkong connection, and the operative agents were mostly local Hongkong men and women who offered their services, often at great risk, in occupied Hongkong and outside, in the fight for the restoration of their home and freedom.  Throughout the the war the BAAG provided unique intelligence – military, political and economic – about conditions in both Hongkong and China;  they also gave medical and humanitarian assistance to civilians and military alike, and eventually were able to play a part in the restoration of legal rule in Hongkong.

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 http://gwulo.com/node/13968
  2. The BAAG papers are kept at the  Hong Kong Heritage Project https://www.hongkongheritage.org/Pages/FindingAids/LibraryCollection/Elizabeth_M_Ride_Collection.aspx

Our Index contains several examples of BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summaries, other BAAG material plus many articles about Hong Kong during the Second World War.

This article was first posted on 17th January 2021.

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. BAAG Report KWIZ#1, Naval Reports
  2. BAAG Report KWIZ#2, Naval Reports
  3. BAAG Report KWIZ#3, Naval Reports
  4. BAAG Report KWIZ#4, Naval Reports
  5. BAAG Report KWIZ #66 Naval Reports – information about Taikoo, Aberdeen, Kowloon & Cosmopolitan dockyards
  6. BAAG Report KWIZ #67 Naval Reports
  7. BAAG Report KWIZ #68 Naval Reports – sketch plan of Naval Dockyard 1944
  8. BAAG Report KWIZ #69 Naval Reports
  9. BAAG Report KWIZ #70 Naval Reports – information about Kowloon, Taikoo, Naval and Cosmopolitan dockyards
  10. BAAG Report KWIZ #71 Naval Reports – information about Aberdeen,Kowloon, Taikoo and Naval dockyards
  11. BAAG Report KWIZ #72 Naval Reports – information about Cosmopolitan, Kowloon, Taikoo and Naval dockyards and Kowloon wharves
  12. BAAG Report KWIZ #73 Naval Reports – information about Holt’s Wharf, Taikoo Docks, Aberdeen Dock, Kowloon Wharves and Kowloon Docks
  13. BAAG Report KWIZ #74 Naval Reports – information about Naval Dockyard
  14. BAAG Report KWIZ #75 Naval Reports – information about Holt’s Wharf, Taikoo Dock, Kowloon Dock and Naval Dockyard
  15. BAAG Report KWIZ #76 Naval Reports – information about Holt’s Wharf, Taikoo Dockyard and the Hongkong Naval Yard

Our Index contains numerous examples of BAAG reports, extracts from them and other articles related to Hong Kong during World War Two.

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