The First Naval Expedition on the Yangtze River 1842

By G.R.G. Worcester, published February 1950


This article describes how a British Fleet, under Sir William Parker, consisting of a line-of-battle ship, some frigates, sloops and transports, in all seventy sailing vessels, proceeded under canvas up the Yangtze River, as far as Nanking, assisted only by five small steamers.   It lists the actions that it conducted on the way up river and various episodes on the return after the signing of the Treaty of Nanking.

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Filed under: Opium Wars | Pacific
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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