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Royal Navy turns over suspected American slaveship to the United States Navy

Africa, 1857, zoomable map
02/14/1860
H.M.S. Viper had captured the suspected American slaveship Virginia several days before off the coast of Africa.  The British warship then sought a U.S. Navy vessel and finding the U.S.S. Portsmouth delivered the Virginia into American hands.  The Portsmouth assigned a prize crew and the Virginia was sailed under arrest to the United States.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 109.

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