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HMS 'London' chasing a slaving dhow near Zanzibar

Michael Graham-Stewart collection

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Collection Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections
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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleMaker: Ross-Lewin, Robert O'Donelan

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2738
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.
Date made 1876-1877

Artist/Maker Ross-Lewin, Robert O'Donelan
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials watercolour
Measurements Image: 318 mm x 470 mm; Mount: 483 mm x 637 mm
  • HMS 'London' chasing a slaving dhow near Zanzibar (ZBA2738)
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