Book 2: The Lisbon Maru This page investigates the October 2nd, 1942 sinking of the Japanese vessel Lisbon Maru at the hands of SS-214 (USS Grouper) off Zhoushan, China. This ship was carrying almost 2,000 British ex-Hong Kong POWs.
The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru
is the narrative of the almost 2,000 British POWs on board the vessel when it sank off Shanghai on October 2 1942. It documents the fates of all on board, from the fall of Hong Kong through to death or liberation - and for many of the survivors, beyond.
It was published in 2006 by Hong Kong University Press and is orderable from: