Junks at Hong Kong 1941

by John MacFarlane 2016

Hong Kong Junk

Large Sea–going Junk at Hong Kong 1941 (Photo from the MacFarlane Family collection. )

These photographs were taken by my father from the deck of HMCS Prince Robert in 1941. He had never seen vessels like these except in books, so he recorded them on a tiny box camera.

Hong Kong Junk

Coastal Junk at Hong Kong 1941 (Photo from the MacFarlane Family collection. )

Wikipedia says that "Junks were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD. The term junk may be used to cover many kinds of boat—ocean-going, cargo-carrying, pleasure boats, live-aboards. They vary greatly in size and there are significant regional variations in the type of rig, however they all employ fully battened sails."

Hong Kong Junk

Junk at Hong Kong 1941 (Photo from the MacFarlane Family collection. )



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