Hold of Brazilian Slave Ship, 1845


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This record was last updated on 24 Oct 2012

Image Reference
E029

Source
Album of Lt. Meynell's water colors (MEY/2), National Maritime Museum, London (neg. A1818)

Comments
Pencil and watercolor by Lt. Francis Meynell, "Slave deck of the Albaroz, Prize to the Albatross, 1845", shows Africans liberated by the British Navy. The Albanez (erroneously identified as Albaroz) was a Brazilian vessel, captured by the Royal Navy ship, Albatross, off the mouth of the Coanza/Cuanza River (in present-day Angola) in 1845. Meynell was mate on the Albatross, captained at the time by Reginald Yorke. According to the NMM records, the Albatross was commissioned in 1842 and cruised African waters until 1849. See image E028 for more details.