Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

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Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

Post by jerryasher » 15 Mar 2019 16:23

Two gunboats are reported as being at Canton when the Canton Merchants Volunteer Corps was crushed by Jiang Jieshi iin mid October. Can anyone identify the ships. They did not intervene but were observers. Many thanks in Advance.

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Re: Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

Post by Andy H » 04 Apr 2019 16:44

jerryasher wrote:
15 Mar 2019 16:23
Two gunboats are reported as being at Canton when the Canton Merchants Volunteer Corps was crushed by Jiang Jieshi iin mid October. Can anyone identify the ships. They did not intervene but were observers. Many thanks in Advance.
Hi Jerry

Well HMS Moorhen and HMS Tarantula were both there in Jan'24 as there logs attest too, though nothing is listed beyond then.
https://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-W ... oorhen.htm
https://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-W ... antula.htm

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Re: Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

Post by jerryasher » 10 Apr 2019 17:38

Thanks Andy: I have also enjoyed the logs. Somebody needs to write a book on China Station. The one published by Casemate is very unsatisfactory to me. Thanks again Andy.

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Re: Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

Post by Leo Niehorster » 13 Apr 2019 07:54

While obviously not directly about the events at Canton in 1924, there is a lovely little book that might interest you:
  Gregory Haines
  "Gunboats on the Great River"
  =A History of the Royal Navy on the Yangtse"
  Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1976.
  ISBN 0356 08235 0

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Re: Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

Post by jerryasher » 17 Apr 2019 17:24

Thank you Leo Niehorster. I have long admired your contributions. I read the Haines book years ago and another regarding the Royal Navy during the Sino-Japanese War 1937. (Price/Bryce)? Perhaps it is time revisit them with a better grasp of the context and time. Again thank you for taking the time to be of assistance to me.

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Re: Gunboats at Canton --Oct 1924

Post by Leo Niehorster » 18 Apr 2019 07:06

Hi,

Thanks.

You probably mean Martin H. Brice's about the RN and the Sino-Jap. "incident", mind you, that covers an era somewhat later than the era you are looking at presently.

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