Pirates on the Pearl River
Pirates on the Pearl River

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian Opium war

Pirates on the Pearl River

Pirates on the Pearl River attack a British ship that was travelling down the Pearl River from Canton to Macau. Rumours circulate that it was not pirates but Chinese soldiers and Elliot orders all British ships to leave the area. At the same time Lin Zexu closes the harbour at Macau to British ships.