World War Two -1945 BAAG report on Dockyards in occupied Hong Kong

Hugh Farmer: Elizabeth Ride has sent a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report from 1st March 1945, An Outline of Conditions in Occupied Hong Kong. 

One of the BAAG’s aims during WW2 was to gather military intelligence in Japanese occupied Hong Kong which included a great deal of what can loosely be called industrial information. Thus this report covers many aspects of interest in including about cement works, coal and firewood supply, dairy supplies and facilities, population, transport and utilities.

If you are unfamiliar with the British Army Aid Group please refer to Further Information below.

Elizabeth suggests that we start with the section of the report covering Dockyards as it adds a great deal of information to what we already have on this aspect of Hong Kong’s industry during the occupation.

BAAG 1945 report on dockyards

The Dock/Shipyards listed in order of mention are:

  • Naval Dockyard
  • Taikoo Dockyard
  • Kowloon Docks
  • Cosmopolitan Dock
  • Aberdeen Dock
  • Tung Tai Shipbuilding Yard
  • Ah King’s Shipyard
  • Tsunan Shipyard
  • Bailey’s Shipyard
  • Dainichi Shipyard  (formerly known as Kwong Hip Lung Shipyard
  • Wing On Shing Shipyard
  • Fukui Shipyard (formerly known as the NgauchiWan Shipyard)
  • Ngautaukok Shipyard

Further information:

The Index contains many articles using BAAG reports from WW2. And about industry in HK during that time.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *