the British capture the Pearl River forts
the British capture the Pearl River forts

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian Opium war

the British capture the Pearl River forts

British captured the Bogue forts of Chuenpi and Tycocktow that guarded the mouth of the Pearl River. Major J L Pratt of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment commanded the britsh forces and suffered only 38 casualties. Of the Chinese fleet of 13 war-junks, 10 were captured and their flagship was destroyed.