|Battle of Fatshan Creek|
|Part of the Second Opium War|
Advance of British boats during the naval battle at Fatshan Creek, by Oswald Walters Brierly
|United Kingdom||Qing China|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Sir Michael Seymour||Unknown|
1,900+ marines & sailors|
1 screw sloop
1 paddle steamer
|Casualties and losses|
13 killed (3 officers)|
44 wounded (4 officers)
1 launch destroyed
1 gunboat damaged
1 fort captured|
25 guns captured
2 war-junks destroyed
70-80 war-junks captured
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. Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Seymour sought out and destroyed the Chinese fleet before advancing to the city of Canton (modern-day Foshan) for its capture.
British order of battleEdit
|Coromandel||Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Seymour
Lieutenant Sholto Douglas
|Hong Kong||Commodore Henry Keppel|
Lieutenant James Graham Goodenough
|Haughty||Commodore Charles Elliot|
Lieutenant Richard Vesey Hamilton
|Plover||Lieutenant Keith Stewart|
|Opossum||Lieutenant Colin Andrew Campbell|
|Bustard||Lieutenant Tathwell Collinson|
|Forester||Lieutenant Arthur Innes|
|Starling||Lieutenant Arthur Villiers|
|Staunch||Lieutenant Leveson Wildman|
|Boats from Calcutta, Nankin, Raleigh, Tribune, Highflyer, Inflexible, Niger, Sybille, Hornet, Fury, Elk, Acorn, and Cruizer|
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