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HMS BOUNTY

1,200.00$ 860.00$

Dimensions du bateau: 80 x 19 x 95 cm

copper shield on hull

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The Bounty is famous for the mutiny that occurred in 1788. The three masts sailed from England to Tahiti to bring breadfruit trees to the West Indies. They must be cultivated and provide food for the slaves. After a 10 month trip and a 6 month wait in the paradise of the South Pacific, Captain Blight had all the difficulties to motivate his crew to harvest and load the breadfruit trees on the Bounty for the return trip In the morning from April 18 the infamous mutiny took place. The captain and 18 loyal crew members were left adrift on a skiff with minimal food and water. They reached the island of Timor after 42 days at sea, 3400 nm from French Polynesia. The mischievous equipment found a safe shelter on the island of Pitcairn and unloaded the cargo before setting fire to the Bounty. Captain Blight was promoted to colonial governor and vice-admiral.