1500-1799 | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Slavery

As slave ship docks at St. Kitts 33 slaves leap to their deaths

14 March 1737 On 14 March 1737, the Prince of Orange, a small 80 ton Bristol registered vessel crammed with 251 African slaves, arrived at St. Kitts in the West Indies. Japhet Bird, the ship’s captain, hoped to make a handsome profit on his cargo when they were sold at auction to the island’s sugar plantation…