Thursday, July 17, 2008

Slave ships names

List of famous slave ships

* Adelaide, was a French slave ship that sank 1714 near Cuba.
* La Amistad, was a cargo ship that sometimes also carried slaves
* Braunfisch, was a Brandenburgian slave ship that was lost in 1688 during a revolt.
* Brookes, ship sailing in the 1780s
* Clotilde, was burned and sunk near Mobile, in autumn 1859.
* Cora, was captured by the USS Constellation 1860.
* Fredensborg, was a Danish slave ship that sank in 1768 close Trom√ły in Norway, after its journey in the triangular trade. Leif Svalesen written a book about this journey.
* Henrietta Marie. Sank 1701 close to Key West, Florida.
* Hope
* Kron-Printzen, was a Danish slave ship that sank in 1706 and had 820 slaves on board.
* Le Concord. Was a slave ship that turned into pirate ship called Queen Anne's Revenge and Sank 1717.
* Lord Ligonier. Check The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley.
* Margaret Scott was confiscated and sunk - was a part of the Stone fleet in 1862
* Pons (ship) was an American built barque that was captured by the USS Yorktown 1 December 1845 with approx. 850-900 slaves on board
* Salamander, was a Brandenburgian slave ship.
* Tecora, was a Portuguese slave ship that transported slaves who later revolted aboard another slave vessel La Amistad.
* Triton was captured by the USS Constellation 1861.
* Trouvadore, was wrecked in Turks and Caicos in 1841. About 193 slaves survived. Project started in 2004 to locate this ship.
* Wanderer, was formerly last slave ship headed to the U.S. (in Nov. 1858) until Clotilde was reported.
* Wildfire, was a barque that was arrested near the Florida coast by the US Navy in 1860 while carrying 450 slaves.
* Whydah Gally,was a slave ship that turned into pirate ship and sank 1717.
* Zong, was a British famous slave ship where the massacre occurred aboard in 1781.

1 comment:

Lovie Duncan said...

None of those ships are from the United States only associated and that ship was built by the United States for some other country. Same as Amistad. One was supposing associated with the Alex Haley novel roots, whom he got all his material off some other person's play!! Truth of the matter is slaves never came to this Country by way of slave ship! We were enslaved in our own land America!! Black skin people were already here, they didn't have to go to Africa and bring back slaves!!!