HMS Bounty (1787)

Plans by Harold M. Hahn


Model by Harold M. Hahn
image courtesy Chris Hahn

The HMS Bounty (1787), also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty (formerly the collier Bethia), was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship was sent to the Pacific Ocean under the command of Lieutenant William Bligh to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission however was never completed due to the now famous mutiny led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian and now commonly referred to as the Mutiny on the Bounty. The ship was later burned while moored at Pitcairn Island by the mutineers.

The Bounty has seven sheets of plans and are based on the original Bounty plans in the Admiralty Collection, National Maritime Museum. The plans are drawn at 1/4 inch = 1' (1:48) scale and include:

Plate 1 - Sheer, Profile & Deck plans, Body lines
Plate 2 - Master Frame Plan
Plate 3 - Whole Frame Details (1-14)
Plate 4 - Whole Frame Details (15-28)
Plate 5 - Half Frame Details
Plate 6 - Patterns (framing, building jig, Keel, Stem post, Stern post
Plate 7 - Masting & Rigging, Miscellaneous Deck Plans, Launch Lines

The fully rigged model dimensions:

Length: 33 3/4" - 857.25mm
Breadth: 12" - 304.8mm
Height: 26 1/2" - 673.1mm

Price: $57.00 USD

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HMS Bounty images in the gallery

Article by Harold M. Hahn on the development of these plans

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