HMS Bounty Tall Ship Model
37"L x 37.5"H x 7.5"W
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Bounty left Tahiti on April 4, 1789. On April 28, in the Friendly Islands,
Fletcher Christian led the famous mutiny. From all accounts, Christian and several
of his followers entered Bligh's cabin, which he always left unlocked, awakened
him, and pushed him on deck wearing only his nightshirt, where he was guarded
by Christian holding a bayonet. Despite strong words and threats heard on both
sides, the ship was taken bloodlessly and apparently without struggle by any
of the loyalists except Bligh himself. The mutineers ordered Bligh, the ship's
master, two midshipmen, and the ship's clerk into Bounty's launch. Several more
men voluntarily joined Bligh rather than remaining aboard, as they knew that
those who remained on board would be considered de facto mutineers under the
Articles of War.
In all, 18 of the loyal crew were in the launch with Bligh; the other 4 were
forced to stay and man the ship with the mutineers. The mutiny took place about
30 nautical miles from Tofua. In a remarkable feat of seamanship and navigation,
Bligh navigated the overcrowded 23 foot open launch on an epic 47-day voyage
first to Tofua and then to Timor equipped only with a sextant and a pocket watch,
with no charts or compass
He passed through the difficult Torres Strait along the way and landed on June
14. The only casualty of his voyage was a crewman, John Norton, who was stoned
to death by the natives of Tofua, the first island they tried to land on. At
Tofua (Bligh spelled it Tofoa), Bligh and eighteen loyalists had sought refuge
in a cave (which they called "Murderers' Cove") in order to augment
their meager provisions. Meanwhile, the mutineers sailed for the island of Tubuai,
where they tried to settle. After three months of terrorizing the natives, however,
they returned to Tahiti to put 16 of the crew ashore. Christian, eight other
crewmen, six Tahitian men, and 11 women, one with a baby, set sail in Bounty
hoping to elude the Royal Navy. According to a journal kept by one of Christian's
followers, the Tahitians were actually kidnapped when Christian set sail without
warning them, the purpose of this being to acquire the women.
The mutineers passed through the Fiji and Cook Islands, but feared that they
would be found there. Moving on, they rediscovered Pitcairn Island, which had
been misplaced on the Royal Navy's charts. On January 23, 1790, they burned
the ship in what is now Bounty Bay. Some of her remains, such as her anchors
and guns, are still visible in its waters.
|Tall Ship Model
Ship Measures 37"L x 37.5"H x 7.5"W (including the foremast)
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