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Crews and slaves alike feared storms at sea, but the experience must have been far more terrifying for those chained below deck. One Danish slaver, the
Kron Printzen, sank in a storm in 1706 with more than 800 slaves on board. In 1738 the Dutch slaver Leuden became stranded off Surinam during a
storm. To prevent panic, the crew locked the hatches to the slave decks and abandoned ship. More than 700 Africans drowned.