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Slave shackles, image from Illustrated London News

Cheesman Henry Binstead, c.1826. Midshippman on HMS Owen Glendower

Mortality Table showing losses to the West Coast of Africa Station, Illustrated London News

Discover more about the Royal Navy and the Suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Want to discover more about the Navy's role in suppressing the trade in enslaved Africans or about life on the West Coast of Africa Station?

Just click on the links below to learn more.

Chasing Freedom Information Sheet

Timeline - What happened before 1807?

Timeline - What happened after the abolition of the slave trade in 1807?

The East African Slave Trade

Heroes of the Squadron -

Alexander Bryson

Charles Hotham

Cheesman Henry Binstead

George Collier

Henry Matson

James Ramsay

Joseph Denman

Olaudah Equiano

Samuel Crowther

Sir Henry Leeke

Robert Mends

Chasing Freedom Image archive

New donations at the Royal Naval Museum

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