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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by lancelot9898 View Post
Well Dave it may conjure all up all sorts of assumptions, but the FACT is that it was built as a movie prop and scheduled to be burned at the end of the filming.
A misleading staement followed by another misleading statement does not make up a FACT. The only FACT is that it was built to be in the movie Bounty and was bulit to be longer to fit the film crew and that it was built to meet British Navy specs of the original Bounty.

I am sure in your research of the FACTS that you found course that in the true turn of events that the Bounty was burned in the end. That is was to be burned at the end of the movie doesnt really suprise me as thats what ACTUALLY happened to the Bounty. So again that stement means nothing either. Where are the FACTS that the Bounty replica was less than seaworthy when it was built.

The Bounty reached Tahiti on 25 October 1788. She had been at sea for ten months. The crew stayed for five months and lived on the island. They collected 1015 breadfruit plants. The crew were very happy living in Tahiti and Fletcher Christian fell in love with a Tahitian girl named Maimiti. They did not want to have another long journey and go back to England.

Bligh and 18 sailors are left at sea
The Bounty left Tahiti on 4 April 1789, on the way to Jamaica. On 28 April, near the Friendly Islands, Fletcher Christian led the mutiny (take over). Bligh and 18 sailors were left at sea in a small boat, while Christian and the Bounty went back to Tahiti. Christian and a small group of sailors, 11 Tahitian women, and 6 Tahitian men then went to the remote Pitcairn Island. After they arrived they took everything they could from the ship. A sailor called Matthew Quintal, burned and destroyed the Bounty on 23 January 1790

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