The Capture of Veloz Passagera, Jakin, 1830

Description

The Capture of Veloz Passagera was a single ship action that occurred during the British Royal Navy's anti-slavery blockade of Africa in the early and mid nineteenth century. The sloop-of-war HMS Primrose, of eighteen guns, under Captain William Broughton, captured the twenty-gun Cuban slave ship Veloz Passagera, Jozé Antonio de la Vega, master. This ship left the port of Jakin between Ouidah and Porto Novo with 556 people on board. At Freetown, the people were registered and the vast majority had Yoruba names.

Original painting held at the Royal Naval Museum and open source via LiberatedAfricans.org.

Citation

"The Capture of Veloz Passagera, Jakin, 1830", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed August 4, 2021, http://yorubadiaspora.org/s/yorubadiaspora/item/3362
The Capture of Veloz Passagera was a single ship action that occurred during the British Royal Navy's anti-slavery blockade of Africa in the early and mid nineteenth century. The sloop-of-war HMS Primrose, of eighteen guns, under Captain William Broughton, captured the twenty-gun Cuban slave ship Veloz Passagera, Jozé Antonio de la Vega, master. This ship left the port of Jakin between Ouidah and Porto Novo with 556 people on board. At Freetown, the people were registered and the vast majority had Yoruba names. 

Original painting held at the Royal Naval Museum and open source via LiberatedAfricans.org.
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