Honour - China 1841-42
For about 200 years the East India Company had traded with China, much of being the drug opium.
By 1837 opium use had such a debilitating effect on the people of China that the government decided to end the trading in opium.
As a result Britain and other western countries declared war on China. A punitive expedition was sent and Chusan was captured. Several other cities stormed and Nanking threatened.
As part of the peace treaty, Hong Kong was leased to Britain.
|Algerine 41-42||Alligator 41||Apollo 42||Belleisle 42||Blenheim 41|
|Blonde 41-42||Calliope 41-42||Childers 42||Clio 42||Conway 41|
|Columbine 41-42||Cornwallis 42||Cruizer 41||Dido 42||Druid 41|
|Endymion 42||Harlequin 42||Hazard 42||Herald 41||Hyacinth 41-42|
|Juniper 41-42||Larne 41||Melville 41||Modeste 41-42||Nimrod 41|
|North Star 42||Plover 42||Plyades 41||Rattlesnake 41-42||Samarang Sulphur 41|
|Sapphire 42||Starling 41-42||Vixen 42||Wanderer 42||Wellesley 41|
|Young Herbe 42|
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22 January, 2013.
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