Saturday, 12 August 2017

British screw steam gunboat HMS Thrush protecting British consulate at Lourenço Marques, Mozambique according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 27 September 1894

An item referred to tidings received from Lourenzo Marquez (1) reporting that the tension increased because of the aggressive attitude of the natives. The Portuguese troops were called back to the town and the streets were barricaded, the British gunboat Thrush (2) disembarked a detachment marines to protect the British consulate.

1. Maputo, earlier known as Lourenço Marques, capital city of Mozambique.
2. Composite screw steam gunboat of the Redbreast-class, launched by Scotts, Greenock, United Kingdom on 22 June 1889 and finally wrecked on 11 April 1917.