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Battle of Fatshan Creek

Battle of Fatshan Creek
Part of Piracy in Asia

The advance of the British boats during the naval battle at Fatshan Creek by Oswald Walter Brierly.
Date June 1, 1857
Location Fatshan Creek, China
Result British victory
Belligerents
United Kingdom Chinese Pirates
Commanders and leaders
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 was a naval engagement fought between the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Chinese pirates on June 1, 1857. Commodore Henry Keppel sought out and destroyed the Chinese fleet before advancing to the city of Canton for its capture.

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