Royal Naval Museum

 

HMSs Penelope, Larne and Eclair burning barracoons on the Gallinas River, 1845.

Artist Unknown.

Royal Naval Museum collection.

Following the removal of enslaved Africans, on 6th February 1845 boat crews from HMSs Penelope, Larne and Eclair destroyed barracoons owned by the Tucker Family.

To see a memorial dedicated to Commander Estcourt of the steam sloop Eclair click here.