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Off the coast near Hong Kong, Chinese pirates terrorize an American schooner and kill its captain

China, 1857, zoomable map
09/22/1866

Authorities in Hong Kong had been acting strongly against Chinese pirates in the area but these gangs struck back against the American commercial schooler Lubra which was attacked soon after it sailed from Hong Kong bound for Japan.  Taking the vessel with ease, thirty pirates plundered the vessel and then deliberately murdered the captain and one the American sailors, reportedly telling the survivors not to return to Chinese waters. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"China," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 107.
"Shocking Case of Piracy and Murder," The London and China Telegraph, November 12, 1866, p. 598.

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