Running Rigging

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Great cabin renovated to form greenhouse 5. Deck locker removed gratings installed 6. Ports added to hatch and companionway coamings 9. Carpenter's and Boatswain's cabins removed port and starboard 11. Pantry and Captain's dining cabin added 12- Stove and galley removed from hold 13. Galley stove chimney removed 15. Cabins rearranged at fore platform 16. Cabins rearranged at aft platform 17. Air scuttles added (three locations port and three locations...


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The two 13cwt anchors were wooden stocked bower anchors one was recovered from Bounty Bay and is now at Pitcairn Island. Its principal dimensions are shown in Table 3. From the table of anchor dimensions it will be seen that these figures coincide with what was common practice of the day. When leaving Tahiti for the last time Fletcher Christian cut Bounty's anchor cable and 'ran'. This anchor was subsequently dragged for and recovered by Pandora, the frigate sent to capture Bounty's mutineers,...


As originally ordered by the Navy Board on 20 June 1787, while Bounty was fitting out, her boats were to be a 20-foot launch, and 18-foot cutter and a 16-foot cutter or jolly boat. These boats were apparently delivered to Deptford Yard but at Bligh's request the first two were exchanged for a 23-foot launch and a 20-foot cutter. Bligh, having had experience in the South Seas, realized the value of large boats for provisioning and watering. The Navy Board's We also know that the launch was a...

Hull Construction

The drawings of Bounty *s hull in this book are based on two sets of contemporary draughts the first was prepared to illustrate Bethia for the Admiralty, and the second, based on the firsts to show proposed changes. The first draught is dated 25 June 1787 and shows Bethia as she was purchased the second* dated 19 November 1787, embodies the modifications required by the Admiralty, and was used by Deptford Yard. Both sets of drawings show an outboard profile, half breadth plan and body plan on...

Masts And Yards

Details concerning the dimensions of Bounty's masts and yards are well documented as some of her spars were altered twice during refit and proposed changes to them were recorded. In Table 5, the first set of figures is for Bethia as she was bought, as Deptford Yard sent them to the Navy Board on 6 June. With these figures came a request for instructions, and on 8 June the Board ordered that Bounty's masts and yards were to comply with the second set of figures listed. In comparing the two sets...


G5 3 Plan and elevation of fore lower cross tree forward 1 96 scale G5 4 Plan and elevation of fore lower cross tree aft 1 96 scale G5 5 Plan and elevation of fore lower tressel trees 1 96 scale G5 6 Plan of fore topmast top 1 48 scale 05 7 Plan and elevation of fore top tressel trees 1 48 scale G5 8 Plan and elevation of fore top cross trees 1 48 scale G5 9 Section of fore top fore and aft 1 48 scale

Crew And Accommodation

Based on a formula of 15.5 tons per man, Bethia, as a merchantman, would have required a crew of some fifteen men to sail her. For the purpose of the Navy's South Sea mission Bounty's total proposed complement was forty-five 1 Lieutenant to command 1 Master 1 Boatswain 1 Gunner 1 Carpenter 2 Quartermasters 1 Quartermaster's mate


One of the most fascinating aspects of Bounty, in terms of shipbuilding practices of the day, is that she was a merchant vessel not only converted into a 'floating greenhouse', but also refitted to meet the standards of the Royal Navy. Her refit took over three months to complete and cost more than her original purchase price. Refit and provisioning costs include 2504 spent on the hullj and 1952 spent on rigging and stores with her purchase price of 1950 this gives a total of 6406. The first...


Any difference between Bethia's and Bounty's rigging would be minimal, if there was a difference at all, and as Bounty was rerigged to suit the new spar configuration, it is safe to assume that her rigging met with Navy standards. As the smallest ship listed by Steel is of 250 tons ships from eighteen to fourteen guns, or from 300 to 250 tons , the rigging schedule shows rope sizes circumference as given for this ship, and as such some items, particularly the largest, may be slightly oversize....


G2 8 Starboard block detail 1 48 scale Q2 9 Detail of bowsprit blocks 1 48 scale G2 10Bowsprit and jibboom detail 1 48 scale G2 11 Bowsprit cap - side elevation 1 48 scale G2 12Bowsprit cap - front elevation 1 48 scale G2 13Jib traveller - front and side elevation 1 96 scale G2 14Coflar and gammoning cleats no scale G2 15Sketch of spritsail yard no scale G2 17Sketch of jibboom end no scale