H.M.S. ""Pluto"" Capturing the Slaver ""Orion""
The image describes the H.M.S. ""Pluto"" capturing the slaver ""Orion"" on November 30th, 1859. The Illustrated London News, the source of this image, identifies the slaver only as a ""large barque"" sailing off the African coast, but the sources in the database recovered the name of the slave vessel and its route. The slaver departed from New York, loaded slaves at Cabinda and intended to deliver them to Cuba. However, the British naval force intercepted the ""Orion"", loaded with a large cargo of slaves, and conducted her to St. Helena. The image is reproduced courtesy of the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.