HMS Bounty

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HMS Bounty
Bounty replica
Replica o Bounty, biggit in 1960
Great Breetain
Name: Bethia
Ainer: Private merchant service
Bigger: Blaydes shipyard, Kingston-upon-Hull, Ingland
Launched: 1784
In service: 1784–87
Fate: sauld tae the Ryal Navy, 23 Mey 1787
Ryal Navy
Name: Bounty
Cost: purchased for £1,950
Acquired: 23 Mey 1787
Commissioned: 16 August 1787
In service: 1787–90
Fate: Burned by mutineers, 23 January 1790
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: Armed Vessel
Tons burthen: 220 2694
Lenth: 90 ft 10 in (27.69 m)
Beam: 24 ft 4 in (7.42 m)
Depth o hauld: 11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 44 officers an men

HMS Bounty, kent as HM Armed Vessel Bounty an aw, wis a smaa merchant vessel purchased bi the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship, unner the command o William Bligh, wis sent tae the Paceefic Ocean tae acquire breadfruit plants an transport them tae Breetish possessions in the Wast Indies. That mission wis never completit, due tae a mutiny led bi the actin Master, Fletcher Christian. This wis the famous Mutiny on the Bounty.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. C. Knight, "HM Armed Vessel Bounty," Mariner's Mirror 22 (1936). Retrieved 23 Januar 2009.