Map showing the location of Bonny, Martinique, Havana and the point of capture for the Intrepido, 1828

Voyage Map

The Intrepido was the eighth conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner-brig, under the command of José Puig y Miro and owned by José Fonst, began its catastrophic voyage at Havana and set sail for Bonny on 31 December 1827 with a cargo of linen and spirits. On 24 January, the rudder broke and this ship refitted at Martinique before proceeding to the Bight of Biafra. In total, 343 people boarded this slave ship and 192 individuals died during the middle passage.

On 2 August 1828, the HMS schooner Skipjack, under the command of James Pulling, detained this ship off the southern coast of Haiti around N18°14 and W74°25 and escorted it into the Bay of Havana to await trial. At the time of her seizure, there was sufficient water and salt supplies, but very little provisions of food, especially for the sick. In addition to those who had already died, 41 people were in very poor health, and since her capture, 4 men, 6 women, 1 boy and 7 girls passed away. On 20 August, the court condemned this ship for sale. It also issued emancipation certificates for the surviving 133 people.

Trial Summary

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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Intrepido, 1828

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Intrepido, 1828

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Intrepido, 1828

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Baptism Records

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The Church of Jesús María y José

  • 1830/02/07, Maria Dionicia Carabali Suamo, under the charge of Teniente Coronel del Real Cuerpo de Artillería Manuel Antonio Medina, padrino Don José María Callefas and madrina Dolores SZarrilla, priest José Miguel Suarez - Source: vol. 7, p. 37v, #395