A man who was to be a slave is “freed” on board HMS Sphinx off the East African coast in about 1907.
The photographs, on display at the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, Hants, show a sailor removing the manacle from a newly-freed
slave African man as well as the ship’s marines escorting captured slavers.
Mr Chidwick, of Dover, Kent, said: “The pictures were taken by my father who was serving aboard HMS Sphinx while on armed patrol off the Zanzibar and Mozambique coast.
“They caught quite a few slavers and those particular
slaves Africans that who are in the pictures happened while he was on watch.
Read more on the East African Slave trade here.
*So very, very tough to see this image but here it is. The original text needed some editing.