Voyage 84106, Zong (1781)
Ship, nation, owners Voyage identification number 84106
Voyage in 1999 CD-ROM Yes
Vessel name Zong
Flag Great Britain
Flag* Great Britain
Place constructed Prize (taken from Dutch)
Year constructed
Place registered
Year registered
Rig Ship
Tonnage 107
Standardized tonnage* 195
Guns mounted
Vessel owners Gregson, William
Gregson, John
Gregson, James
Wilson, Edward
Aspinall, James
Voyage Outcome Particular outcome of voyage Voyage completed as intended
Outcome of voyage for slaves* Slaves disembarked in Americas
Outcome of voyage if ship captured* Not captured
Outcome of voyage for owner* Delivered slaves for original owners
African resistance
Voyage Itinerary Place where voyage began* Liverpool
First place of slave purchase Cape Coast Castle
Second place of slave purchase Anomabu
Third place of slave purchase
Principal place of slave purchase* Gold Coast, port unspecified
Places of call before Atlantic crossing
First place of slave landing Black River
Second place of slave landing
Third place of slave landing
Principal place of slave landing* Black River
Place where voyage ended Liverpool
Region where voyage began* England
First region of slave purchase Gold Coast
Second region of slave purchase Gold Coast
Third region of slave purchase
Principal region of slave purchase* Gold Coast
First region of slave landing Jamaica
Second region of slave landing
Third region of slave landing
Principal region of slave landing* Jamaica
Region where voyage ended England
Voyage Dates Year arrived with slaves* 1781
Date voyage began 1781-03-05
Date trade began in Africa
Date vessel departed Africa
Date vessel arrived with slaves 1781-12-28
Date vessel departed for homeport 1782-05-20
Date voyage completed 1782-07-30
Voyage length, homeport to slaves landing (days)* 298
Middle passage (days)* 113
Captain and Crew Captain's name Collingwood, Luke
Howard, Edward
Crew at voyage outset 20
Crew at first landing of slaves
Crew deaths during voyage 2
Slave (numbers) Number of slaves intended at first place of purchase
Slaves carried from first port of purchase
Slaves carried from second port of purchase
Slaves carried from third port of purchase
Total slaves embarked 440
Total slaves embarked* 440
Number of slaves arriving at first place of landing 208
Number of slaves disembarked at first place of landing
Number of slaves disembarked at second place of landing
Number of slaves disembarked at third place of landing
Total slaves disembarked* 208
Slave (characteristics) Percentage men*
Percentage women*
Percentage boys*
Percentage girls*
Percentage male*
Percentage children*
Sterling cash price in Jamaica*
Slave deaths during middle passage* 232
Mortality rate* 53.0%
Source Sources BT98/42,227:

TNA (Kew, London)


Lambert,69,III,Appendix,Jamaica: Lambert, Sheila (ed.), House of Commons Sessional Papers of the Eighteenth Century, 145 vols. (Wilmington, DE, 1975).
kg, 22-29 Dec 1781: Royal Gazette (Kingston)
cc, 5 Jan 1782: Cornwall Chronicle (Montego Bay)
LList, 8 Mar 1782: Lloyds’ Lists (1741, 1744, 1747-53, 1755, 1757-58, 1760-77, 1779-1808)
LList, 12 Mar 1782: Lloyds’ Lists (1741, 1744, 1747-53, 1755, 1757-58, 1760-77, 1779-1808)
Williams,567-68: Williams, Gomer, History of the Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque with an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade (London, 1897).
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