The Relâmpago was the first conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner, under the command of Santiago Manzana, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Grand Mesurado on 23 August 1824. In total, 162 people boarded this slave ship, while 3 individuals died and 1 person was born during the middle passage.
On 18 December 1824, these HMS schooner Lion, under the command of Francis Liardet, detained this vessel off the coast of Cuba around N23°8 and W79°17 and escorted this ship into the Bay of Havana. During the trial, another 10 people died. On 23 December 1824, the court condemned the ship for sale and issued emancipation certificates to 149 people.
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