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What’s in a Name? The HMS BOUNTY

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 6, 2008

Plenty, if her name is synonymous with one of the most famous mutiny’s ever to hit the Pacific Ocean.  HMS Bounty was built for the movie Mutiny on the Bounty  which is a retelling of the Captain Bligh mutiny in 1789 and features Marlon Brando in all of his scene-chewing glory. But how did the Bounty  get her now infamous name?

The summer interns spoke to Capt. Walbridge at the Festival of Sails in Port Alberni, BC a few weeks ago and got the answer (psst…it involves breadfruit and kings).


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