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'The East India Company's iron steamship Nemesis, Lieutenant W H Hall RN, Commander, with boats of Sulphur, Calliope, Larne and Starling destroying Chinese war junks in Anson's Bay, January 7th 1841'

Coloured aquatint by and after E Duncan, 1843.

During the 1st China War (1839-1842) 'Nemesis (1839) devastated Chinese shipping. She was the first British ocean-going iron warship, yet her shallow draught allowed her to enter rivers in pursuit of targets. At the 2nd Battle of Chuenpee in January 1841 'Nemesis' and a fleet of other British ships captured a strategically vital Chinese fort and then attacked a fleet of 15 junks.

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NAM. 1952-07-29-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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