Product images of Shipwrecks at James Town and the Harbour, Saint Helena
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Shipwrecks at James Town and the Harbour, Saint Helena
'Taken from the Harbour Master's Office during the Rollers of the 17th February 1846, in which day Thirteen Vessels (mostly captured Slavers) were wrecked by the Extraordinary Phenomenon, and Public as well as Private Property to the amount of â”œÃ²â”œâ•‘10,000. destroyed - It was also remarkable that the agitation of the Water was confined to about 500 yards from the shore, beyond which distance the Sea was perfectly calm. There being at the time scarcely any wind.' Named vessels, 'Descobrador' (slaver); slaver (name unknown); 'St. Domingos' (slaver); 'Acquilla' (slaver); 'Quatre-de-Marco' (captured with 540 Slaves on board); 'Eufrazia' and 'Esperanza' (slavers); 'Rocket' (store hulk).
- Image reference: F0888
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund.