Caldercraft Bounty

$378.85

CC9008
Scale: 1:64
Length: 660mm
Width: 245mm
Height: 540mm

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Description

Caldercraft Bounty

The HMS Bounty is one of the most famous ships in maritime history, known for the mutiny that took place on board in 1789. The Bounty was originally a merchant vessel that was purchased by the British Royal Navy for a special mission to transport breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the Caribbean.

Under the command of Captain William Bligh, the Bounty set sail from England in December 1787 and arrived in Tahiti in October 1788. The crew spent several months on the island, gathering breadfruit plants and establishing a settlement. However, tensions between Captain Bligh and his officers, as well as deteriorating conditions on board the ship, led to a mutiny on April 28, 1789.

Led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian, a group of mutineers took control of the Bounty and set Captain Bligh and 18 loyal crew members adrift in a small open boat. Miraculously, Bligh and his men navigated over 3,500 miles to safety in the Dutch East Indies.

The Bounty, now under the control of the mutineers, sailed back to Tahiti to drop off some of the crew who wished to stay there, before setting off to find a remote island to evade capture by the British Navy. The mutineers eventually settled on Pitcairn Island, where they intended to create a new society.

However, tensions among the mutineers led to violent conflict, and only a few of them survived. Descendants of the mutineers and Polynesian women they brought with them still live on Pitcairn Island today.

The story of the mutiny on the Bounty has been immortalized in books, films, and songs, making it one of the most enduring and captivating tales of maritime history.

The Caldercraft Bounty Kit includes:

CNC cut ply and walnut components throughout; Double planking in lime and walnut; copper plates for hull below water line; highly detailed brass etched sheet, including window frames, boat grapnels and oars; chainplate assemblies etc; detailed cast decoration; turned brass cannon; rigging thread in black and natural; full set of instruction plans and detailed instructions.

Additional information

Weight 6.5 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 9 × 3 in

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