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Battle of Fatshan Creek

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Battle of Fatshan Creek
Part of the Second Opium War
Fatshan Creek.jpg

Advance of British boats during the naval battle at Fatshan Creek, by Oswald Walters Brierly
Date1 June 1857
LocationFoshan, Guangdong, China
Result British victory
Belligerents
 United Kingdom Qing China
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Henry Keppel Unknown
Strength
1 sloop-of-war
1 steamer
7 gunboats
Land:
1 fort
1 shore battery
Sea:
~100 war-junks

The Battle of Fatshan Creek (佛山水道之戰) was a naval engagement fought between the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and the Cantonese fleet of Qing China on 1 June 1857. Commodore Henry Keppel sought out and destroyed the Chinese fleet before advancing to the city of Canton (modern-day Guangzhou) for its capture.[1]

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  1. ^ "Second Anglo-Chinese War ("Opium war") of 1856 - 1860". William Loney. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.

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