Esperança Fortuna (1817)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Galera, Esperança Fortuna, left Bahia on 4 October 1816 and purchased 457 enslaved people at Ouidah by 24 April 1817. The captain, Domingos Botelho da Silva, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when an undocumented British ship captured the vessel (no location or date recorded). Although the ship’s undocumented owner was never formerly charged, the Court of Vice Admiralty at Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 408 Liberated Africans by 9 May 1819. For more information, see Map of 1817

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 10.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 27.2, p. 3.