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HMAV Bounty - Ship History

His Majesty's Armed Vessel (HMAV) The Bounty also often referred to as HMS Bounty was purchased by the admiralty and recommissioned in 1787. Before her purchase, she was known as the collier Bethia, a coal-carrying merchant ship. The HMAV Bounty was a relatively small sailing ship at 215 tons, mounting only four pounders (2 kg cannon) and ten swivels. By way of comparison, Cook's Endeavour displaced 368 tons.

Her two commanders were Lieutenant William Bligh, and the mutineer Fletcher Christian. William Bligh, 33-year-old former sailing master of HMS Resolution, who was appointed by the British Admiralty as commanding officer of the Bounty before the voyage. The Bounty had for mission to support an experiment proposed by the wealthy botanist Joseph Banks: they were to travel to Tahiti, pick up breadfruit plants, and transport them to the West Indies in hopes that they would grow well there and become a cheap source of food for slaves.

On December 23, 1787, Bounty sailed from Spithead for Tahiti. For a full month, she attempted to round Cape Horn, but did not succeed due to adverse weather. She then turned east and rounded the Cape of Good Hope. The Bounty reached Tahiti on October 25, 1788, after ten months at sea. Bligh allowed the crew to live ashore and care for the potted breadfruit plants, and they became socialised to the customs and culture of the Tahitians. Master's Mate and Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian married Maimiti, a Tahitian woman.

The HMAV Bounty was transporting the breadfruit plants back to the West Indies when a dramatic mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against Captain Bligh. Bligh was forced into the launch with 18 of his loyal supporters. Fletcher navigated the longboat 3,600 miles and settled for the next 25 years on Pitcairn Island.

HMAV Bounty Large Ship Models (1 or 3 metres long)

A very large ship model of the HMAV Bounty. This ship model is built to the highest degree of craftmanship with all details included. This ship model is ideal for display at fairs or even as a centrepiece for exhibitions etc. This HMAV Bounty ship model can be ordered via a custom order. Contact Us to know more about this model.

HMAV Bounty Large (L) 1787 (Painted) HMAV Bounty Large (L) 1787 (Painted)

Length: 27.5" (70 cm)
Width: 12" (30 cm)
Height: 33.5" (85 cm)

A superbly crafted & hand painted wooden ship model of Captain Bligh's HMAV Bounty.

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Price:   £880.00 (Euro 1,232.00)


HMAV Bounty Ship Model - (65cm Long)

HMAV Bounty Ship Model - (65cm Long)

A painted ship model of the historic period ship HMAV Bounty hand built to a higher level of quality (museum quality). This ship model possesses a lower hull painted in white and the upper hull painted in the original colours of the HMAV Bounty. All guns are made of brass, laminated deck, tapered spars, weathered sails, special brass stand on wooden base all making the ship model stand out.

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HMAV Bounty Ship Model (Varnished, 65cm Long)

HMAV Bounty Ship Model (Varnished, 65cm Long)

This ship model is built to the HMAV Bounty blueprints. This ship model is of reasonable size and built to an excellent level of detail. All sails are weathered. The ship's hull is built using plank on frame technique.

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HMAV Bounty Ship Model (Varnished, 49cm Long)

HMAV Bounty Ship Model (Varnished, 49cm Long)

A smaller replica ship model of the HMAV Bounty historic ship. The ship model is finely built to an excellent level of detail. This ship model of the HMAV Bounty is excellent value for money given its price and amount of quality & detail. The ship model is built using plank on frame technique.

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HMAV Bounty Ship's Cross Section Model

HMAV Bounty Ship's Cross Section Model

A fine handcrafted cross section model of the historic ship HMAV Bounty. This ship cross section model shows the contents of the ship's hull at the main mast location.

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Link to the Royal Naval Museum

Read more about the historic ship The HMS Bounty and the drama that unfolded after leaving Tahiti. Here it is referred to as HMS Bounty but is essentially the same ship.

http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/

Link to the National Maritime Museum

Read more about the HMS Bounty and browse through the collection of historic ship models displayed at the National Maritime Museum.

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/

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