Saturday, 12 August 2017

Chinese government excuses for firing at British gunboat HMS Zephyr according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 22 September 1884

An item reported that the Chinese cabinet sent the British ambassador at Tientsin official apologies for the that the fortress at Kimpai fired at the British gunboat Zephyr.(1)

1. Composite built screw steam gunboat, launched in 1873, sold to be converted into a salvage vessel and finally broken up in 1939.