British Naval Vessel Chases a Slave Ship, 1850

Description

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).

Source

The Illustrated London News (Dec. 14, 1850), vol. 17, p. 468.

Date Created

1850

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

iln468

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"British Naval Vessel Chases a Slave Ship, 1850 ", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2837
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).
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