The Zong massacre


The Slave Ship

Today marks the anniversary of one of the lowest moments in maritime history, when man’s inhumanity to man plunged to unprecedented depths.

On 29th November 1781, a slave ship known as the Zong ran out of drinking water and the crew conceived a chillingly ruthless plan to remedy the situation. The incident inspired JMW Turner’s masterpiece (pictured above).

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