Battle of Fatshan Creek

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Battle of Fatshan Creek
Part of Piracy in Asia
Battle of Fatshan Creek, a Royal Navy vs Chinese war junks.JPG
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 United Kingdom Chinese Pirates
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 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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Coordinates: 23°01′44″N 113°07′08″E / 23.029°N 113.119°E / 23.029; 113.119