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The Slaver "Sunny South," Alias "Emanuela" Surrendering to H. M. S. "Brisk," Bearing the Flag of Rear-Admiral Sir H. Keppel
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: print
Maker: The Illustrated London News; Smyth, Frederick James; Weedon, Edwin
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1860
Materials: ink; paper; board
Measurements: 10 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in
Nomenclature: British; Atlantic slave trade; clippers
Classification: maritime events
In 1859, the clipper 'Sunny South' was sold to Havana, put into the Atlantic slave trade, and renamed 'Emanuela.' She had the reputation for being the fastest slaver sailing out of Havana. On March 5, 1860, the slaver left Havana allegedly bound for Hong Kong under the Chilean flag. On August 10, 1860, the British screw sloop-of-war HMS 'Brisk' captured the clipper with 846 slaves aboard in the Mozambique Channel.