Veloz (1836)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese brig, Veloz, left Bahia on 28 May 1836 and purchased 526 enslaved people at Lagos by 14 November 1836. The captain, João Nunes Soares, sailed the vessel, owned by Antônio Pedroso de Albuquerque, toward Brazil when an unidentified ship captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 469 Liberated Africans in late 1836. For more information, see Map of 1836.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 44 (1842), 14. 

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 54 (1837), 78.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 15/A1, (Shannon, 1969-74), sup. C 77-80.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 15/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 6.

TNA, FO84/194, Campbell, Lewis, 36.12.21.

TNA, FO84/194, Campbell, Lewis, 36.12.24.

Bethell, Leslie, The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1970), 126.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 43.

National Maritime Museum, Library (Greenwich, UK), NMM, MRF/171. 

Stoddart, James, "A cruise in a slaver," Blackwood's Magazine, 245 (1939): 186-99.