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
Date 1 June 1857
Location Foshan, Guangdong, China
Coordinates: 23°01′44″N 113°07′08″E / 23.029°N 113.119°E / 23.029; 113.119
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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