Amália

Map showing the location of Trinidad de Cuba, Congo River, Havana and point of capture of the Amália, 1835

Voyage Map


The Amália was the thirty second conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish galeta, under the command of José Ramon Manene, began its voyage at Trinidad de Cuba on 11 March 1835 for the Congo River on loaded with a cargo of cotton goods, aguardiente, gunpowder and dry goods. On 2 September, this ship sailed from Africa with 207 people on board and 4 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 7 October, the HMS sloop Serpent, under the command of Evan Nepean, detained this ship to the west of Grenada around N12°0 and W62°55. During the trial, 3 other people died. On 23 November, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale and issued emancipation certificates for 200 people. Since there were only 2 small girls on this ship, while a majority of the remainder were boys, it does not appear that anyone from this ship was removed from Cuba.


Trial Summary


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Register Statistics

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

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

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Amália, 1835

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