Palace of the Sultan of Zanzibar

The Voyage of the USS Juniata (1883-1885)

Palace of the Sultan of Zanzibar

In late May 1885, Juniata returned to Nagasaki from Shanghai. In late June she transferred “musicians and servants” to the Trenton and received a large group of seamen, including five court martial prisoners. In early July she sailed for Shanghai enroute to Hong Kong, Singapore, and eventually New York. From Singapore she headed for Zanzibar and Mafia Island in modern-day Tanzania, on the east coast of Africa.   

Tanzania, East Africa