Ship, nation, owners Voyage identification number 2953
Voyage in 1999 CD-ROM Yes
Vessel name União
Flag Brazil
Flag IMP Portugal / Brazil
Place constructed
Year constructed
Place registered
Year registered
Rig Schooner
Tonnage 118
Standardized tonnage IMP 118
Guns mounted 2
Vessel owners Silva, Vicente de Paula
Voyage Outcome Particular outcome of voyage Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone, condemned
Outcome of voyage for slaves IMP Slaves disembarked in Old World
Outcome of voyage if ship captured IMP British
Outcome of voyage for owner IMP Original goal thwarted (human agency)
African resistance
Voyage Itinerary Place where voyage began IMP Bahia, place unspecified
First place of slave purchase Lagos, Onim
Second place of slave purchase
Third place of slave purchase
Principal place of slave purchase IMP Lagos, Onim
Places of call before Atlantic crossing
First place of slave landing Freetown
Second place of slave landing
Third place of slave landing
Principal place of slave landing IMP Freetown
Place where voyage ended
Region where voyage began IMP Bahia
First region of slave purchase Bight of Benin
Second region of slave purchase
Third region of slave purchase
Principal region of slave purchase IMP Bight of Benin
First region of slave landing Sierra Leone
Second region of slave landing
Third region of slave landing
Principal region of slave landing IMP Sierra Leone
Region where voyage ended
Voyage Dates Year arrived with slaves IMP 1825
Date voyage began 1825-07-14
Date trade began in Africa
Date vessel departed Africa 1825-09-01
Date vessel arrived with slaves 1825-10-21
Date vessel departed for homeport
Date voyage completed
Voyage length, homeport to slaves landing (days) IMP 99
Middle passage (days) IMP 50
Captain and Crew Captain's name Ramos, José Gomes
Crew at voyage outset 25
Crew at first landing of slaves
Crew deaths during voyage
Slave (numbers) Number of slaves intended at first place of purchase 295
Slaves carried from first port of purchase
Slaves carried from second port of purchase
Slaves carried from third port of purchase
Total slaves embarked 364
Total slaves embarked IMP 364
Number of slaves arriving at first place of landing 249
Number of slaves disembarked at first place of landing
Number of slaves disembarked at second place of landing
Number of slaves disembarked at third place of landing
Total slaves disembarked IMP 249
Slave (characteristics) Percentage men IMP 55.4%
Percentage women IMP 10.0%
Percentage boys IMP 21.7%
Percentage girls IMP 12.9%
Percentage male IMP 77.1%
Percentage children IMP 34.5%
Sterling cash price in Jamaica IMP
Slave deaths during middle passage IMP 115
Mortality rate IMP 32.0%
Source Sources PP,1830,X:124: Great Britain, Parliamentary Papers: 1777, Accounts and Papers, No 9 1788, XXII 1789, XXIV, XXV, XXVI 1790, XXIX, XXX, XXXI 1790-91, XXXIV 1792, XXXV 1795-96, XLII 1798-99, XLVIII 1799 XLVIII 1801-2, IV 1803-4, X 1806, XII 1813-14, XII 1816, VII 1823, XIX 1825, XXVII, XXIX 1826, XXIX 1826-7, XXII, XXVI 1828, XXVI 1829, XXVI 1830, X 1831, XIX 1831-32, XLVII 1842, XLIV 1845,XLIX 1847-8, XXII 1852-3, XXXIX
IUP,ST,11/A/10,39-40,15: Great Britain, Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, vols. 1-90 (Shannon, 1969-74).
Meyer-Heiselberg,21: Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967).
Verger,422: Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976).
AHMS, 2.6, p. 54: Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)