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The Merchant Navy

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0008
The Merchant Navy

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This chapter discusses the merchant navy officers, owners, and their families who are buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery. The officers of the merchant navy vessels were considered to be the life blood of early Hong Kong, and they were responsible for providing the merchants with their goods. They were also tasked with bringing drinks, foodstuffs, and furnishings that were considered essential to the European's way of life. Some officers who worked for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Line are discussed as well.

Keywords: merchant navy; officers; vessels; Hong Kong Cemetery; merchants

Chapter.  8995 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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