World War Two – 1944 BAAG reports – Four HK Shipyards
HF: Elizabeth Ride has sent information about four Shipyards from BAAG reports made during the Japanese occupation. This information is of interest with regard to what was (or wasn’t ) happening in them in 1944.
The first Taikoo Docks is well known. The other three much less so. Kwong Hip Lung Shipyard, Wing On Shing Shipyard and Tai Kok Tsui Shipyard which I believe was connected to Cosmopolitan Dock.
I will open a separate post for each of these to which we can add information as it comes in about their general history.
The image accompanying this article show Taikoo Docks during a US bombing raid 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 –
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