On the 10th of August, 1860, the slave ship Emanuela was captured by the British HMS Brisk, with 846 slaves on board. The slave trade had been illegal in Britain for decades by this time.
The capture took place in the Mozambique Channel. The slaves had largely been captured during local wars and sold into the Arab slave trade.
The Arab Slave Trade
The British converted the ship into the Royal Navy’s Enchantress.
The freed slaves who survived the horrible conditions were taken to Mauritius.