Battle of Chinhai

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Battle of Chinhai
Part of the First Opium War
Taking of Chinhie.jpg
Taking of Chinhai at the mouth of the Ningpo River, showing HMS Rattlesnake (centre)
Date10 October 1841
LocationZhenhai, Zhejiang, China
Coordinates: 29°58′N 121°43′E / 29.96°N 121.72°E / 29.96; 121.72
Result British victory

 United Kingdom

Qing China
Commanders and leaders
Hugh Gough Commissioner Yukien
General Yu Pu-yun
2,098 troops[1] 8,000–9,000 troops[2]
Casualties and losses
3 killed[3]
16 wounded[3]
Several hundred casualties[4]
157 guns captured[5]

The Battle of Chinhai was fought between British and Chinese forces in Chinhai (Zhenhai), Zhejiang province, China, on 10 October 1841 during the First Opium War. The Chinese force consisted of a garrison of Manchu and Mongol Bannermen. The British capture of this city allowed them to seize Ningpo unopposed on 13 October.



  1. ^ MacPherson 1843, pp. 383–384
  2. ^ MacPherson 1843, p. 381
  3. ^ a b MacPherson 1843, p. 384
  4. ^ Hall & Bernard 1846, p. 260
  5. ^ MacPherson 1843, p. 385


  • Hall, William Hutcheon; Bernard, William Dallas (1846). The Nemesis in China (3rd ed.). London: Henry Colburn.
  • MacPherson, Duncan (1843). Two Years in China (2nd ed.). London: Saunders and Otley

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