Black sailors in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815
John D Ellis
Published by historycalroots.com in October 2020
This article will explore the presence of Black sailors in the Royal Navy prior to and during the Napoleonic Wars. Ray Costello (Black Salt) and Charles Foy have done much work on the presence of sailors of African origin in the Royal Navy before, during and after the Napoleonic Wars of 1793-1815.(1) I would recommend their work to anyone with an interest in the subject.