Brick Negrier Ship Model (1830 France) | Medium Scale

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Brick Negrier Ship Model (1830 France) | Medium Scale

Overall size: 61 cm (L) x 31 cm (H)


SKU: 104

Brick Negrier slave model ship

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Overall dimensions:

Length: 24" (61 cm)
Width: 5.90" (15 cm)
Height: 12.20" (31 cm)

The Brick Negrier wooden model ship has been bought by a few universities and museums as a historical display or educational exhibit.

  • The Brick Negrier wooden model ship is sold fully assembled including the sails.

  • The model ship is handmade from scratch.

  • Not a kit.

  • Dispatched from Bristol or Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ £99.00

Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country.

Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

Slave ships were normally large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. The most significant routes of the slave ships led from the north-western and western coasts of Africa to South America and the south-east coast of what is today the United States, and the Caribbean. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.

The African slave trade was outlawed in 1807, by a law passed jointly in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The applicable UK act was the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and outlawed slavery throughout the British Empire. After that date, all US and English slave ships leaving Africa were legally pirate vessels subject to capture by the United States Navy or Royal Navy. In 1815, at the Council of Vienna, Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands also agreed to abolish their slave trade. During this time, the slave ships became smaller and more cramped in exchange for improved performance in their new role as smuggling craft and blockade runners. 

This ship was specially designed to be able to access & sail upriver where trading took place. This type of ship had diminished capacity but was faster than other previous ships employed in the slave trade. It was favoured by traders at the time when the slave trade was declared illegal in 1815. Nevertheless, the trade continued for half a century in spite of legal prohibitions, harsh sanctions, and a strict control. It is a stark reminder of an unfortunate part of world history.

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