Black sailors among the crewmen of the NCS Winslow

There were seven blacks among the sailors of the Winslow. Two were slaves belonging to Thomas Crossan, commander of the vessel. Four more slaves belonged to Master Patrick McCarrick. One 1st class boy, Ottoway Bell, appears to have been free.

Alex Crossan – 1st class boy
William Crossan – seaman
John Moore – fireman
John Southall – ordinary seaman
Jim Carey – ordinary seaman
Frank Tucker – seaman
Ottoway Bell – 1st class boy

Their shares of the prize money earned from the captures of the Transit, Herbert Manton, and Itasca went to their owners.


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