Admiral Sir Henry Keppel Vanity Fair Print 1876

£18.00

Battle of Fatshan Creek

Little Harry

Little Harry

Description

Admiral Sir Henry Keppel Vanity Fair Print 1876

Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Little Harry

Published: 22-Apr-1876 Signed by: M . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.

He was a Royal Navy officer. His first command was largely spent off the coast of Spain, which was then in the midst of the First Carlist War. As commanding officer of the corvette HMS Dido on the East Indies and China Station he was deployed in operations during the First Opium War and in operations against Borneo pirates. He later served as commander of the naval brigade besieging Sebastopol during the Crimean War. After becoming second-in-command of the East Indies and China Station, he commanded the British squadron in the action with Chinese pirates at the Battle of Fatshan Creek when he sank around 100 enemy war-junks. He subsequently took part in the capture of Canton during the Second Opium War. Keppel went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station, then Commander-in-Chief, South East Coast of America Station, Commander-in-Chief, China Station and finally Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth

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