This diagram from around 1788 depicts the stowage capacities of the British slave ship Brookes. By packing slaves like sardines in a can, the ship owner was able to legally transport 454 individuals this way. By pushing people up inside the legs of other slaves, captains could illegally increase their capacity by 35%.
- 1788 circa 5 years
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