ShipSpotting.com
Login: Lost Password? SIGN UP
Ship Photo Search
Advanced Search
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
Author Topic: Cargo ships from Hong Kong to Australia in 1981  (Read 1439 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Cisco
Just popping in

Offline Offline

Posts: 18


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2021, 09:26:38 pm »

   While it is correct that the history and reach of B & S is global and complicated https://www.swire.com/ourjourney/tablet/en/index.php China Navigation  was along with Jardine Mathesons  one of the two most upmarket shipping companies based in Hong Kong. Lesser mortals worked for the 'outside' companies such as Yick Fung and Ocean Tramps.

Officers ( UK , Aust and NZ ) were employed out of Hong Kong with Hong Kong conditions.  Crews were Hong Kong chinese. Ships - esp in the early post war years after they quit mainland China and before they became involved in the Pacific Rim trades to PNG etc - traded out of Hong Kong.
They had some ships involved in the cross trades within the cross trades..... Anshun after coming off the Hong Kong - Australia  liner trade was on the Hadj from Malaysia to Jeddah in the season and went latter day 'blackbirding' around the SW Pacific for the rest of the year.... picking up contract labour from the out islands and taking them to Christmas and Ocean Islands to work for the Phosphate Commision.
https://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/cnc.shtml

Interesting photo in that first link of an ex ANL 'B' boat in Taikoo Dock......
« Last Edit: March 27, 2021, 05:19:55 am by Cisco » Report to moderator   Logged
Michael G.
Not too shy to talk
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 20


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2021, 11:57:02 am »

# Cisco

Thank you so much for providing all this intel. Much appreciated...
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.022 seconds with 18 queries.
Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved