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HM Brig BLACK JOE capturing the slave ship EL ALMIRANTE

Date: 1829
Mount: 245 x 285 mm
Sight: 160 x 202 mm
Overall: 268 x 305 x 13 mm, 0.65 kg
Image: 144 x 190 mm
Display Dimensions: 268 x 305 x 13 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Vaughan Evans
Object Name: Drawing
Object No: 00027384
Place Manufactured:Benin, Bight of

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    HistoryAfter the passing of the Slave Trade Act of 1807 the Royal Navy formed the West Africa Squadron to intercept slave traders, seize their ships and free their slaves. The Squadron was based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 1819.

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