The Danish-Norwegian Slaver 'Fredensborg'

The transatlantic slave trade was the most extensive forced transportation of human beings in history. Millions of Africans were carried across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The ships are gone, but their tracks remain on the ocean floor.
This Internet exhibit is about the Danish-Norwegian slaver, "Fredensborg". The ship ran aground on the southern coast of Norway on December 1, 1768. Her journey in the triangular trade, between Denmark, West Africa and the Virgin Islands, was nearly completed. Remains of artefacts from the wreck, combined with the ship's papers - brought ashore after the grounding, and preserved - give us an outstanding documentation of the European triangular trade.

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