Almirante (1829)

Voyage Overview

The Spanish Brig, Almirante, left Havana in 1828 and purchased 466 enslaved people at Lagos by 29 January 1829. The captain, Donato Forgannet, sailed the vessel, owned by Martinez, toward Cuba when Captain Francis Augustus Collier of the HMS Sybille captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Spanish Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 416 Liberated Africans by 20 March 1829. For more information, see Map of 1829.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Daily Mail, Black Joke, (London, United Kingdom), 2014.03.04.

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-128.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 29.

The Times, 29.04.18.

TNA, FO84/107, Macleay, 30.06.16.

TNA, FO84/89, Jackson, Smith, 29.03.23.

TNA, FO84/98, Adm, 28.06.08, enc.

TNA, FO84/98, Adm, 29.07.09, enc.

TNA, FO84/89, f.48.