Joven Reina

Map showing the location of Congo River, Havana and point of capture for the Joven Reina, 1835
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Voyage Map


The Joven Reina was the twenty eighth conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish galeta, under the command of Miguel Martorell, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for the Congo River on 28 May 1834 loaded with a cargo of aguardiente, gunpowder, muskets, sword blades and dry goods. On 10 February 1835, this ship sailed from Africa with 262 people on board and 8 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 27 March, the HMS sloop Arachne, under the command of James Burney, detained this ship to the west of Bahia Honda around N23°18 and W83°18. Nobody died during the trial. On 24 April, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale and issued emancipation certificates for 254 people.


Resettlement Denied


A request to remove people from the Chubasco from Havana to Trinidad ties into the case of the Chubasco and Marte. There was a proposal to send a convoy of "376 emancipated negroes" from these three ships. In mid May, medical officers detected cases of cholera in Havana. There was no report of any cases of cholera among these Liberated Africans, but on 20 May the request to resettle was refused.


Please note that the "Resettlement Resources" are repeated on the Chubasco and Marte pages.

Trial Summary


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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Joven Reina, 1835

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Joven Reina, 1835

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Joven Reina, 1835

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Joven Reina, 1835

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Joven Reina, 1835

 

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