A Middy of the Slave Sqaudron by Harry Collingwood

A Middy of the Slave Sqaudron

byHarry Collingwood

Kobo ebook | June 17, 2016

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A thrilling adventure tale of the Royal Navy's anti-slave-trade squadron.  The Royal Navy established the West Africa Squadron (or Preventative Squadron) at substantial expense in 1808 after Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The squadron's task was to suppress the Atlantic slave trade by patrolling the coast of West Africa.  With a home base at Portsmouth, it began with two small ships, the 32-gun fifth-rate frigate HMS Solebay and the Cruizer-class brig-sloop HMS Derwent. At the height of its operations, the squadron employed a sixth of the Royal Navy fleet and marines. Between 1808 and 1860 the West Africa Squadron captured 1,600 slave ships and freed 150,000 Africans.  By Harry Collingwood.

 

Title:A Middy of the Slave SqaudronFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 17, 2016Publisher:Doris PressLanguage:English

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