Chubasco

Map showing the location of Rio Pongo, Havana and the point of capture for the Chubasco, 1835

Voyage Map


The Chubasco was the twenty ninth conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish brigantine, under the command of Geronimo Garcia, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Rio Pongo on 18 April 1834 loaded with an unspecified cargo. On 8 February 1835, this ship sailed from Africa with 275 people on board and 22 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 14 March, the HMS brig Racer, under the command of James Hope, detained this ship around N23° and W78°54. At the moment of capture, it was noted that the people were "in such a state of sickness" and everyone was placed in quarantine. During the trial, another 23 people died. On 24 April, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale and issued emancipation certificates for 230 people.


Resettlement Denied


A request to remove people from the Chubasco from Havana to Trinidad ties into the case of the Joven Reina 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 Joven Reina and Marte pages.

Trial Summary


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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Chubasco, 1835

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Chubasco, 1835

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