Ngautaukok Shipyard during the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945
Elizabeth Ride has sent this brief extract from BAAG Intelligence Summaries written during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, World War Two.
Three wooden vessels were reported to be under construction and nearing completion in mid-1944 at the Ngautaukok Shipyard, located South of the Fukui Shipyard. Only small wooden ships are built here, and work was reported in July 1944 to have greatly decreased owing to the lack of electricity.
Stephen Davies suggests that Ngautaukok shipyard is pretty much the same as Ngauchiwan/Fukui Shipyard see article linked below.
HK:Any images of showing shipyards in this area, pre and immediately post-WW2 would be very useful. As of course would any taken during the Japanese occupation.
This image is of Ngau Tau Kok in the 1960s and shows what appears to be several shipyards. Can they be identified?
- 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
- The BAAG papers are kept at the Hong Kong Heritage Project
The Index contains several articles about smaller shipyards during World War Two. Please look under Shipyards.