Segunda Gallega (1825)

Voyage Overview

The Spanish Schooner, Segunda Gallega, left Havana on 5 May 1825 and purchased 292 enslaved people at Lagos by 29 September 1825. The captain, Agustin Capera, sailed the vessel toward Cuba when Captain Charles Bullen of the HMS Maidstone captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. Although the ship’s undocumented owner was never formerly charged, the British and Spanish Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 274 Liberated Africans by 25 November 1825. For more information, see Map of 1825.                                                                             

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP,  Accounts and Papers, vol. 10, (1830), 124.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 28-29.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 20.

Archivo Histórico Nacional (Madrid, Spain), AHNM, Estado, leg. 8015/45.