1893 – The River Menam was forced by the French ships


(Source: The Graphic, August 26, 1893)

Above: From The Graphic, August 26, 1893 - The caption reads: "The River Menam was forced by the French ships L'Inconstant and Comete, and a sharp engagement took place off the Lower Fort, at Paknam. The Siamese torpedoes were exploded freely in the channel, but without damaging the French ships. Three French sailors and about fifty of the Siamese in the forts were killed."

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