AN ENCOUNTER WITH A SLAVER
An Officer and Four Men Killed.
Escape of the Slaver. (by cable. ) Aden, Dec. 5.
News has reached here of the death of Captain Chas. J. Browrigg and four of the crew of H.M.S. London, store vessel, stationed at Zanzibar. Whilst endeavoring to effect the Capture of an Arab slave dhow, Captain Brownrigg, in charge of the ship’s pinnace fully manned, came up with the slaver off the African coast, near Zanzibar, and at once attacked her. The crew of the dhow offered strong resistance, and desperate fighting ensued, resulting in Captain Brownrigg atid four of his men being killed and several wounded. The slaver succeeded in beating off the pinnace and escaped.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 502, 7 December 1881
AN ENCOUNTER WITH A SLAVER Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 502, 7 December 1881
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