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HMS Bounty 1784 - Transport & Exploration (with plans)

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this was the Bounty replica sunk during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

 

HMS Bounty, also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship, under the command of William Bligh, was sent to the Pacific Ocean to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission was never completed, due to a mutiny led by the acting MasterFletcher Christian. This was the famous Mutiny on the Bounty.

 

Bounty was originally known as collier Bethia, built in 1784 at the Blaydes shipyard in Kingston upon HullEast Yorkshire, England. The vessel was purchased by the Royal Navy for £1,950 on 23 May 1787, refit, and renamed Bounty. The ship was relatively small at 215 tons, but had three masts and was full-rigged. After conversion for the breadfruit expedition, she was equipped with four 4-pounder (1.8 kg) cannons and ten swivel guns.

 

Class and type:          Armed Vessel

Tons burthen:           220 26⁄94

Length:                      90 ft 10 in (27.69 m)

Beam:                         24 ft 4 in (7.42 m)

Depth of hold:          11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)

Propulsion:               Sails

Sail plan:                   Full rigged ship

Complement:           44 officers and men

Armament:                4 × 4-pounder guns

                                  10 × swivel guns

 

Plans (orignal & Modell-Plans) hyperlinks to Original sources on the net you can see below

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HMS Bounty, also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship, under the command of William Bligh, was sent to the Pacific Ocean to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission was never completed, due to a mutiny led by the acting Master, Fletcher Christian. This was the famous Mutiny on the Bounty.

A new HMS Bounty was constructed in Nova Scotia for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty. Until 2012, she was owned by not-for-profit organizations whose primary aim was to sail her and other square rigged sailing ships, and she sailed the world to appear at harbors. On October 29, 2012, sixteen Bounty crew-members abandoned ship off the coast of North Carolina in Hurricane Sandy. The ship sank at 12:45 UTC Monday October 29, 2012, and two crew members, including Captain Robin Walbridge were missing. The Captain was not found and presumed dead. The body of other missing crew members was recovered later. Her name was Claudene Christian and she was the great-great-great-great-great granddaughter of Fletcher Christian, the leader fo the mutiny on the original HMS Bounty.

A second HMS Bounty replica, named HMAV Bounty, was built in New Zealand in 1979 and used in the 1984 film The Bounty. For many years she served the tourist excursion market from Darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia, before being sold to HKR International Limited in October 2007. She became a tourist attraction in Discovery Bay, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong.

On 25 October 2012, the replica HMS Bounty left New London, Connecticut, heading for St. Petersburg, Florida, initially going on an easterly course to avoid Hurricane Sandy. On 29 October 2012 at 03:54 EDT, the ship's owner called the United States Coast Guard for help during the hurricane after she lost contact with the ship's master. There were sixteen people aboard. Fourteen people had been rescued from liferafts by two rescue helicopters. The storm had washed the captain and two crew overboard—one of the latter had made it to a liferaft, but the other two were missing. They wore orange survival suits complete with strobe lights, thereby giving rescuers some hope of finding them alive. Claudene Christian, one of the two missing crew members and who claimed to be a descendant of HMS Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian, was found dead by the Coast Guard. She was unresponsive, and rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The other missing crew member was long-time captain Robin Walbridge. Raised in Montpelier, Vermont, Walbridge later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a field mechanic on houseboats who worked his way up to obtaining a 1600 ton license in 1995, when he began working as a Bounty crew member. Search efforts for Walbridge continued over an area of 12,000 square nautical miles until they were suspended on 1 November 2012.

 

 

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PS: I know that this ship was already mentioned in a posting on NA-Forum, but i did not found it in shipyard so i created this topic. And so on I didn't find all original construction plans, but a lot of modellplans 1:60 - 1:70 so it would be nice if you find better plans, that you post it here. Edited by Obinotus
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Nice to see some more merchant vessels being added to the list.

+1 for your nice and detailed method of presenting ships!

 

~Brigand

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Might be a nice light merchantman in-game. Something smaller than an Indiaman, but still usable for trading.

 

Not much good in a fight, though, so you'd better have a friend with a corvette or a frigate sailing with you in case you get jumped. 

Edited by Arvenski

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In the picture of the replica of the Bounty we see top gallant sail.

This boat was there at the origin of top gallant sail?

I'm not sure.

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Certainly any ship would set topgallants by the 1780s. The royals might be a little surprising in a humble collier, but the navy would likely have added them.

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Thank you.

I made a mistake on the term, the royals sails I wanted to talk, no topgallants sail ...

:)

Edited by Surcouf

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I would like this to appear becuase it sadly sank with hurricane sandy in 2012 and this could be a tribute

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Sadly lost in a hurricane :(

She ain't a beauty but represents a quintessential age of sail workhorse type of ship :) 

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