Gallito

Map showing the location of Rio Pongo, Havana and point of capture of the Galllito, 1829

Voyage Map


The Gallito was the fourteenth conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner, under the command of Francisco Garcia, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Rio Pongo on 18 February 1829 with a cargo of aguardiente, gunpowder and dry goods. In total, 144 people boarded this slave ship and 8 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 16 November, the HMS schooner Nimble, under the command of Joseph Sherer, detained this slave vessel to the south of Nassau around N23°50 and W77°30. Both ships fired upon one another, but the Nimble "dismasted the Gallito and towed her into Havana." There was sufficient water and provisions on board at the time of capture. Some of the enslaved Africans could "speak English" and 7 others were in poor health. During the trial, 1 person died. On 26 November, the court condemned this ship for sale and issued emancipation certificates for 135 people.

Trial Summary


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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Gallito, 1829

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Gallito, 1829

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Gallito, 1829

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