Shipbuilding in Hong Kong, 1943
Elizabeth Ride has sent these BAAG reports about Shipbuilding in 1943 in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, World War Two.
She has only included information about actual shipbuilding not repairs carried out at the yards.
Waichow Intelligence Summary #16, 14.1.1943.
Akatsuki, Gyoten Maru
WIS #20, 23.2.43.
Taikoo Docks, Formosa Maru, Mitsui Co Ltd [?]
Wing On Shing Shipyard, Kwong Tak Hing Shipyard, Omachi Butai, Motor Boats, Fishing Trawlers, Ferry Boats
WIS #22, 10.3.43.
Sham Shui Po Boat Building Yards, junks, flat bottomed wooden boats
WIS #24, 23.3.43.
WIS #26, 7.4.43.
Date Maru, Empire Ship, Nanshu
Shamshuipo Dock, Sham Shui Po Dock, Cosmopolitan Dock, Fungkung Maru, Aberdeen Dock, Motor launches, Power Junks
WIS #27, 188.8.131.52
Kowloon Dock, Nanshyu Maru, Yamada Maru, wooden junks
Bailey Shipyard, Bailey’s Shipyard, wooden ships
Lumber consumption, Naval Dockyard, Taikoo Docks, Fir, Camphor, Rice Pine, Pine
Steel Plates Consumption Data
Slipway Dimensions & Capacities, Naval Dockyard, Hongkong Shipbuilding Yard, Taikoo Docks,Kwong Hip Lung, Kwong Tak Hing, Kwong Cheung Hing, Ah King, A King, King Kee, Tung Tai, Kwong Man Hing, Tsan Lee
Lin Kee, Kowloon Shipbuilding Yard
Royal Naval Dockyard
Consumption in the Taikoo, Tai Koo Docks, Taikoo Dockyard
Actual Quantity of Work – Re-Investigation Data
Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong Shipbuilding Yard, Tai Koo Dockyard, Nam Ah Shipyard, Tai Kok Tsui Dock, Kwong Hip Lung, Kwong Tak Hing, Kwong Cheung Hing, Kowloon Ship Building Yard, King Kee, Ship Yard, Tung Tai Ship Yard
Kweilin Intelligence Summary #2, 15.6.1943.
Source: Hongkong News
Hasekura [?] Maru, Sham Shui Po Government Shipyard
Kweilin Intelligence Summary #3, 20.6.1943.
Source: Hongkong News
Nanshu [?] Maru, Seaman’s Training Institute
The image on the Home Page of this article is of a damaged Kowloon Dock, immediately post WW2
- 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
This article was first posted on 19th May 2015.
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