© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

HMS 'London' chasing a slaving dhow near Zanzibar

1876-1877

Rev. Robert Ross-Lewin

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HMS 'London' chasing a slaving dhow near Zanzibar

Date

1876-1877

Description

Robert O’Donelan Ross-Lewin was the Royal Navy chaplain aboard HMS 'London' in 1876-77. 'London' was an important instrument in the Royal Navy’s anti-slavery campaign along the East Coast of Africa. The ship sailed to Zanzibar to take up her position as a stationary depot vessel to counter the slave trade and maintain a presence against European rivals in the region.
Credit Line: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund

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Zanzibar, Tanzania

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