Zhu Jiang

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Zhu Jiang

, Chu Chiang, Chu Kiang
a river in SE China, in S Guangdong province, flowing southeast from Canton to the South China Sea. Length: about 177 km (110 miles)
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Adastra was rolled down the slipway to the Pearl River (also known as the Guangdong River and Canton River as part of an extensive river system in southern China) on a large steel trolley that ran in a track.
Born at Kinwarton (near Alcester), Warwickshire (April 30, 1840), Seymour entered the Royal Naval College (1852); as a midshipman saw action in the Second Opium War with China (1856-1860), notably during the "Arrow Incident," a clash occasioned by Chinese seizure of the British merchant ship Arrow (October 1856); returned to Britain due to sunstroke (1858); was promoted to mate (1859) while in England; returned to China and promoted to lieutenant (1860), where he participated in the attack on the Taku Forts with the French (August-September 1860); commanded paddlewheel warship Waterman in operations up the Canton River; took part in limited operations against Taiping rebels (1862); promoted to commander (1866); given command of H.M.S.