Battle of Fatshan Creek
|Battle of Fatshan Creek|
|Part of Second Opium War|
The advance of the British boats during the naval battle at Fatshan Creek by Oswald Walter Brierly.
|United Kingdom||Qing China|
|Commanders and leaders|
1 shore battery
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 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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