British Naval Vessel Chases a Slave Ship, 1850
Her Majesty's Steamer 'Rifleman,' in Chase of a Brazilian Slaver. A brief account accompanying this illustration describes how the British ship had been cruising off the coast of Brazil to intercept this slaving vessel. After a chase, the slaver, possibly named the Esmeralda, escaped and landed about 500 slaves not far from Rio de Janeiro. The account reports that this was the first time of a vessel escaping when once observed by the Rifleman (p. 468).
The Illustrated London News (Dec. 14, 1850), vol. 17, p. 468.
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