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Primrose vs Veloz Pasajedo

7th September 1830
Part of : The Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
Previous action : Forcing of the Bocca Tigris 11.1816


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Primrose (18) 1810-1832
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
William BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1825-1847
3 killed, 13 wounded


Ship NameCommanderNotes
Veloz Pasajero (20) 1830-1830
Spanish 20 Gun
Merchant Slave Ship
 46 killed, 20 wounded Captured

Notes on Action

The Primrose was, in September, 1830, commanded by Commander William Broughton. On the 7th of that month she encountered the exceptionally powerful slaver Veloz Pasajero, which mounted 20 heavy guns, had a crew of 180 desperadoes, and carried 555 slaves between decks. In the hand to hand conflict which followed, Edward Harris Butterfield again signalised himself, and, when Broughton had been badly hurt, succeeded to the command. The enemy did not surrender until she had lost 46 killed and 20 wounded, and caused a loss to the British of 3 killed and 13 wounded.

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Posted by milton Allione on Monday 8th of May 2017 17:24

I have this original painting (36"x26') by W.J. Huggins should it be of interest to anyone.

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