Ship, nation, owners Voyage identification number 36990
Voyage in 1999 CD-ROM
Vessel name Clotilda
Flag U.S.A.
Flag IMP U.S.A.
Place constructed Mobile
Year constructed 1855
Place registered Mobile
Year registered 1855
Rig Schooner
Tonnage 121
Standardized tonnage IMP 121
Guns mounted
Vessel owners Meaher, Timothy
Voyage Outcome Particular outcome of voyage Voyage completed as intended
Outcome of voyage for slaves IMP Slaves disembarked in Americas
Outcome of voyage if ship captured IMP Not captured
Outcome of voyage for owner IMP Delivered slaves for original owners
African resistance
Voyage Itinerary Place where voyage began IMP Mobile
First place of slave purchase Whydah
Second place of slave purchase
Third place of slave purchase
Principal place of slave purchase IMP Whydah
Places of call before Atlantic crossing
First place of slave landing Mobile
Second place of slave landing
Third place of slave landing
Principal place of slave landing IMP Mobile
Place where voyage ended
Region where voyage began IMP Gulf coast
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 Gulf coast
Second region of slave landing
Third region of slave landing
Principal region of slave landing IMP Gulf coast
Region where voyage ended
Voyage Dates Year arrived with slaves IMP 1860
Date voyage began 1860-03-04
Date trade began in Africa 1860-05-15
Date vessel departed Africa 1860-05-24
Date vessel arrived with slaves 1860-07-08
Date vessel departed for homeport
Date voyage completed
Voyage length, homeport to slaves landing (days) IMP 126
Middle passage (days) IMP 45
Captain and Crew Captain's name Foster, William
Crew at voyage outset
Crew at first landing of slaves
Crew deaths during voyage
Slave (numbers) Number of slaves intended at first place of purchase
Slaves carried from first port of purchase
Slaves carried from second port of purchase
Slaves carried from third port of purchase
Total slaves embarked 110
Total slaves embarked IMP 110
Number of slaves arriving at first place of landing 110
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 110
Slave (characteristics) Percentage men IMP
Percentage women IMP
Percentage boys IMP
Percentage girls IMP
Percentage male IMP 50.0%
Percentage children IMP
Sterling cash price in Jamaica IMP
Slave deaths during middle passage IMP
Mortality rate IMP
Source Sources Howard, p. 301-02:

Howard, Warren S., American Slaves and Federal Law, 1837-1862 (Berkeley, CA, 1963)


Diouf: Diouf, A. Sylviane, Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (New York , 2007).