Slave Deck of the Albaroz, Prize to the Albatross
This pencil and watercolor by Lt. Francis Meynell shows Africans liberated by the British Navy. The Albanez (erroneously identified as Albaroz in the National Maritime Museum catalog) was a Brazilian vessel, captured by the Royal Navy ship, Albatross, off the mouth of the Kwanza River 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 reference E028 for more details.
Album of Lt. Meynell's water colors (MEY/2), National Maritime Museum, London (neg. A1818).
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