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Bounty(1960ship)

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Bountywasanenlargedreconstructionoftheoriginal1787
RoyalNavysailingshipHMSBounty.BuiltinLunenburg, Bounty
NovaScotiain1960,shesankoffthecoastofNorthCarolina
duringHurricaneSandyon29October2012.

ThetallshipwasoftenreferredtoasHMSBounty,butwasnot
entitledtotheuseoftheprefix"HMS"asshewasnot
commissionedintotheRoyalNavy.Here"HMS"istreatedas
partofthepopularname,andnotasashipprefix.

Contents
1 History
1.1 MGM
BountyonLakeMichiganoffChicago,2010
1.2 FallRiver,Massachusetts
1.3 Restoration History
1.4 Postrestoration,thieves,andsaleattempt
UnitedStates
2 Loss
3 Gallery Owner: HMSBountyOrganizationLLC
4 Seealso
Builder: SmithandRhulandLtd
5 Notes
6 References Lunenburg,NovaScotia
7 Furtherreading Launched: 1960
8 Externallinks
Homeport: Greenport,SuffolkCounty,New
York,UnitedStates
Identification: Callsign:WDD9114
History MMSInumber:369191000(ht
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MGM s/details/ships/mmsi:36919100
0)
BountywascommissionedbytheMetroGoldwynMayerfilm
USofficialnumber:960956(h
studioforthe1962filmMutinyontheBounty.Shewasthefirst
largevesselbuiltfromscratchforafilmusinghistorical ttp://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/pl
sources.Previousfilmvesselswerefancifulconversionsof s/webpls/cgv_pkg.vessel_id_li
existingvessels.Bountywasbuilttoextrapolatedoriginalship's st?vessel_id_in=960956)
drawingsfromfilesintheBritishAdmiraltyarchives,andin Fate: SunkoffthecoastofNorthCarolina
thetraditionalmannerbymorethan200workersoveran8 duringHurricaneSandyon29
monthperiodattheSmithandRhulandshipyardinLunenburg,
October2012[1]
NovaScotia.[2]Toassistfilmmakingandcarryproduction
staff,hergeneraldimensionsweregreatlyincreasedresultingin Generalcharacteristics
avesselnearlytwicethetonnageoftheoriginal.Whilebuilt
Tonnage: 409GT
primarilyforfilmuse,shewasfullyequippedforsailing
181NT
becauseoftherequirementtomoveheragreatdistancetothe
Length: 180ft(54.9m)sparred
120ft(37m)ondeck
filminglocation.[2]Twootherwellknownreproductionswere Beam: 31.6ft(9.6m)
builtattheyardsubsequenttoBountyBluenoseIIandHMS Height: 111ft(33.8m)
Rose.[3] Draft: 13ft(4.0m)

Bountywaslaunchedon27August1960.Crewedby Depth: 21.3ft(6.5m)


Lunenburgfishermenandfilmstaff,thevesselsailedviathe Installed 2JohnDeere375hp(280kW)
PanamaCanaltoTahitiforfilming.Bountywasscheduledtobe power: dieselengines
burnedattheendofthefilm,butactorMarlonBrando
Sailplan: Fullriggedship
protested,soMGMkeptthevessel.[4]Afterfilminganda
Sailarea10,000sqft
worldwidepromotionaltour,theshipwasberthedinSt.
Petersburg,Floridaasapermanenttouristattraction,whereshe (929m2)
stayeduntilthemid1980s. Crew: 1214

TheshipwasalsofeaturedinanepisodeofFlipper(1964TV
series)titled"FlipperandtheBounty"whichaired11December1965.

Theshipwasfeaturedinthe1983film,Yellowbeard,acomedyaboutpiratesstarringGrahamChapman,Peter
Boyleandmanyothercomedicstars,includingMartyFeldmaninhisfinalrolebeforesufferingaheartattack
duringproduction.

In1986,TedTurneracquiredtheMGMfilmlibraryandBountywithit.Theshipwasusedforpromotionand
entertainment,andwasusedduringthefilmingofTreasureIslandwithCharltonHestonandChristianBalein
1989.

FallRiver,Massachusetts

In1993,TurnerdonatedtheshiptotheFallRiverChamberFoundation,Inc,whichestablishedtheTallShip
BountyFoundation,Inctooperatetheshipforeducational"adventures"aswellasatouristattractionandcelebrity
promoterofFallRiver,Massachusetts.BountysummeredinNewEnglandwatersoperatingoutoftheHeritage
StateParkfacilitiesinFallRiverandwinteredinFloridaoperatingoutoftheSt.PetersburgPier.

Theshipwasbookedtoappearinseveralfeaturefilmsinthemid1990s,suchasaremakeofthe1935film
CaptainBlood,starringErrolFlynn,andafilmaboutAnneBonny,an18thcenturyfemalepirate.Bothprojects
wereshelvedbeforeproductionbegan.Theshipwassettoappearinthe1997StevenSpielbergfilmAmistad,but
beforehersceneswereshotinNewport,RhodeIsland,filmingoftheslaveshiprebellionatthebeginningofthe
filmwasmovedtoPuertoRicoandCalifornia.However,theshipdidappearinseveraldocumentariesduringher
eightyearstayinFallRiver.

Inthemid1990s,MarlonBrando,starofthe1962versionofMutinyontheBounty,showedinterestinusingthe
shipforaprojectintheareaofhisislandintheSouthPacific.However,hewassurprisedatwhatitcosttooperate
ashipwithacrewonaweeklybasis,andhepassedontheidea.

WhileunderownershipoftheTallShipBountyFoundation,theshipwentintodrydocktwiceandhadmajor
improvementstotheshipsribsandplanks.Duringtheseconddrydocking,CaptainRobinWalbridgedecidedto
permanentlyremovethecoppercladdingandinitsplaceappliedmarineantifoulingpainttorepeltheinsectsthat
boreintothewood.Duetolackofcommitmenttolongtermfundingbytheprivateandpublicsectors,thetrustees
oftheTallShipBountyFoundation,Inc.determineditwastimetoputtheshipupforsale.Duetocashflow
problemsallthecrewwereterminatedandvolunteerskeptawatchoverBountyatitsdockatHeritageStatePark.
On15March2001,theshipwassoldtotheHMSBountyFoundation.
In2005,whilemooredinSt.Petersburg,Bountywastheshootinglocationofthe"pornographicactionadventure"
filmPirates.

Restoration

Theship'sdecliningconditioncausedthevesseltotemporarilyloseherCoastGuardlicense,butBountywas
restored.Thevessel'sbottomplankingwasreplacedandrepairasrequiredattheBoothbayHarborShipyardin
2002.MooredinherwinterhomeinSt.Petersburg,Florida,sheagainbecameavailableforcharter,excursions,
sailtraining,andmovies,includingPiratesoftheCaribbean:DeadMan'sChestandTheSpongeBobSquarePants
Movie[5]InApril2006,BountyreturnedtoBoothbayHarborforfurtherrefitincludingrepairstoherforward
sectionsanddecks.Followingthiswork,Bountywasscheduledtorepeatthefamousvoyageoftheoriginal
Bounty.[6]

Duringthe2006refit,theshipwasvirtuallyrebuilttomakeherappearancemoresimilartothatoftheoriginal
HMSBounty,andmakehermoresuitableforserviceasasailtrainingvessel.Herlowerdeckswereclearedof
mostofits18thcenturystylefurnishingsandlivingspaces,includingtheGreatCabin,thegalley,andtheofficers'
quarters.Thecoloroftheship'shullwaschangedfromoceanbluetoblackanddarkgreen.

Postrestoration,thieves,andsaleattempt

InAugust2007,BountyhadjustcompletedaUS$3millionrestorationandwasmakingasevenweekUKtour
priortoembarkingonaworldtourviaSouthAfricaandNewZealandtoPitcairn(hometotheoriginalBounty
descendants)andTahiti.TheUKportstourincludedavisittoMaryport,Cumbria,thebirthplaceofmutinyleader
FletcherChristian.OnSaturday12September2009,theshipwasberthedatCustomHouseQuayinGreenock,
Inverclyde,Scotland.Atabout04:10BSTthievestargetedtheshipandstoleasmallsumofcash,severalitemsof
clothingwithBounty'sinsignia,asurvivalsuit,abook,aliferingandanAmericanflag.Theitemswerelater
recoverednearby.[7]

Bounty'sownershadofferedherforsalesince2010.[8]Theshipwasforsaleasof2012forUS$4.6million.[8]In
winterof2012,theshipwasinSanJuan,PuertoRico.ShetookpartintheTallShipsgatherings2012,andwasin
Halifax,NovaScotiainJuly2012.On12AugustshewasdockedatBelfast,Maine.On3September,Bounty
sailedfromGloucester,MassachusettstoEastport,Maine.AfterastopatMaineMaritimeAcademyinCastine,she
pulledintoBoothbayHarborfordrydockandmaintenance.ShewasrelaunchedfromtheBoothbayHarbor
Shipyardon17October2012.BountyleftBoothbayboundforNewYorkCityearly21October2012.[9][10]

Loss
On25October2012,thevesselleftNewLondon,Connecticut,headingforSt.Petersburg,Florida,initiallygoing
onaneasterlycoursetoavoidHurricaneSandy.[11][12]

TheinitialrequestforCoastGuardassistancewassentinanemailbythecaptaintothevessel'sorganization.[13]At
about8:45pmEDT,theorganizationrelayedtherequesttoCoastGuardSectorNorthCarolinaaboutBounty's
situation.[13]ShortlythereaftertheBountycrewactivatedoneofBounty'sEPIRBbeacons.[13]Walbridgehad
reportedtheshipwastakingonwater,andthecrewwaspreparingtoabandonship.[13]AfterwardsBountylost
electricalpowerduetowaterfloodingthestarboardgenerator.[13]
ThisinformationwassenttoaCoastGuardC130rescueairplane
crewthatwasstationedinNorthCarolinaatRaleighDurham
Airport.[12]Theship'slocationwasgivenasroughly90miles
southeastoftheOuterBanksinthevicinityofafeatureontheocean
floorknownastheHatterasCanyon.[12]TheC130rescueplane
underwentequipmentoutagesonitsrescueflight,includingitsanti
icingsystemanditsweatherradar.[12]Thiscausedthepilot(Lieutenant
WesMcIntosh)andthecopilot(MikeMyers)toconductthesearchat
approximately500feet(150m)AMSLinanattempttolocatethe BountywithdecksawashintheAtlantic
OceanduringHurricaneSandyshortly
vesselvisually,aroundmidnightandwithpoorvisibility.[12]Shortly beforesinkingapproximately90miles
aftermidnighton29October,thestrickenvesselwasdiscovered.
southeastofHatteras,NorthCarolina,29
Oct.2012.
TheUSCGaircraftmaderadiocontactwithJohnSvendsen,Bounty's
firstmate,astheC130circledtheshipintheearlymorninghours.[12]
Bountywaslistingatabouta45degreeangleonitsstarboardside.AstheC130crewradioedinstructionsto
Bounty,theplanecircledforhourswhilepreparationsweremade.Meanwhile,helicoptercrewsfromElizabeth
Citywereinstructedtoprepareforaverydifficultrescueoperation.At4:45am,SvendsenradioedtotheC130
thattheshipwassinkingandthecrewneededimmediateassistance.[12]McIntoshflewtheplanelowerandreadied
hiscrewtodropliferaftsandsupplies.Withtheplaneshortonfuel,theC130droppedliferaftsbuthadtoleave
thevesselandcrewontheirowninroughseasand50knot(93km/h58mph)winds.Itwouldbemorethanan
houruntilthefirstJayhawkhelicopterarrivedonthescenetobeginthedangerousrescueattemptarounddawn.[12]
OnememberoftheCoastGuardcrewreceivedmajorinjuriesduringtherescue.[12]

ViceAdmiralParker,USCG,[14]reportedtheshiphadsunkandfourteenpeoplehadbeenrescuedfromliferaftsby
tworescuehelicopters.Thestormhadwashedthecaptainandtwocrewoverboardoneofthelatterhadmadeit
toaliferaft,buttheothertwoweremissing.Theyworeorangesurvivalsuitscompletewithstrobelights,thus
rescuershadsomehopeoffindingthemalive.ClaudeneChristian,oneofthetwomissingcrewmembersandwho
claimedtoberelatedtoHMSBountymutineerFletcherChristian,[15]wasfoundbytheCoastGuard.Shewas
unresponsive,andlaterpronounceddeadatahospital.[1][16][17][18]

TheothermissingcrewmemberwaslongtimecaptainRobinWalbridge.[19]RaisedinMontpelier,Vermont,
WalbridgelatermovedtoSt.Petersburg,Florida.Hewasafieldmechaniconhouseboatswhoworkedhiswayup
toobtaininga1600tonlicensein1995,whenhebeganworkingasaBountycrewmember.[20]Searcheffortsfor
Walbridgecontinuedoveranareaof12,000squarenauticalmiles(41,000km216,000sqmi)untiltheywere
suspendedon1November2012.[21]

AformalinvestigationintothesinkingwasorderedbyUSCGRearAdmiralStevenRattion2November2012.[22]
AninquiryintothesinkingwasheldinPortsmouth,Virginiafrom12to21February2013[23]atwhichitwas
concludedthatCaptainWalbridge'sdecisiontosailtheshipintothepathofHurricaneSandywasthecause,and
theinquiryfoundthistohavebeena"recklessdecision".[13][24]ThelossoftheshippromptedtheUSCGto
conductareviewoftheeventsanddecisionsleadingtothelossoftheship.[25]

Gallery
Bounty
BountyinBelfastLough Bounty'screwin
Greenock,Scotland BountyoffGreenock

BountyinSt.Augustine, TheCoastGuardrescue
Florida ofBounty'screw

Seealso
Bounty(1978ship),replicabuiltinNewZealandin1978fortheDinoDeLaurentiisfilmTheBounty(1984).

Notes
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Rescued,TwoPossiblyMissing".WITNTV.Retrieved ip/bountybackground.php)Archived(https://web.archiv
20121029. e.org/web/20121101135715/http://www.tallshipbounty.o
2.AftertheCamerasStoppedRollingTheJourneyofthe rg/theship/bountybackground.php)1November2012
Bounty.WarnerHomeEntertainment2006 attheWaybackMachine.
3.Gilkerson,William,"Replicas:Historyofa 5."Brando'sBounty'sSailingIn".BristolEveningPost.5
Phenomenon",WoodenBoat,No.172,May/June2003, July2007.p.6.
pp.6768. 6.Hoey,Dennis(2May2006)."Thisprojectwouldmake
BrandosmileTheBountyofmoviefameinMainefor
repairs".PortlandPressHerald.p.B1.
7." 'Pirates'shiplootedinScotland".BBCNews.14
September2009.Retrieved20121029.
8."HMSBounty,Replica".EasternYachts.com.Retrieved 17."HurricaneSandy:HMSBountyCrewRescuedOff
20121029. NC".GoodMorningAmerica.29October2012.
9.Bell,L.Jaye(1November2012)."Musingsonthe Retrieved20121029.
HMSBounty".TheCoastalJournal.Retrieved 18."Bountycrewmember'sbodyfound,captainstill
20121231. missing".CanadianBroadcastingCorporation.29
10."HMSBountylaunchedatBoothbayHarborShipyard". October2012.Retrieved20121029.
WorkBoat.com.22October2012.Retrieved 19."CoastGuardcontinuessearchformissingcaptainof
20121029. HMSBounty"(Pressrelease).UnitedStatesCoast
11.Morgenstein,Mark(29October2012)."Sandyclaims Guard.Retrieved20121030.
'Bounty'offNorthCarolina".CNN.Retrieved 20."BiographyCaptainRobinWalbridge".
20121029. TallShipBounty.org.Retrieved20121030.
12.Sunk:TheIncredibleTruthAboutaShipThatNever 21."CoastGuardsuspendssearchformissingcaptainof
ShouldHaveSailed(http://www.outsideonline.com/191 HMSBounty"(Pressrelease).UnitedStatesCoast
3636/sunkincredibletruthaboutshipnevershouldhav Guard.1November2012.Retrieved20121101.
esailed),KathrynMiles,Feb11,2013,OutsideOnline. 22.Ware,Beverley(3November2012)."Bountycrewto
13."NTSB/MAB14/03SinkingofTallShipBounty" testifyatinquiryintosinking".TheChronicleHerald.
(PDF).MarineAccidentBrief.NationalTransportation Retrieved20121104.
SafetyBoard.6February2014.Retrieved21September 23."USCoastGuardMediaAdvisory,January10,2013".
2016. USCoastGuardNewsrom.U.S.Departmentof
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20121029. 24.Patterson,Thom(13June2014)."CoastGuardblames
15.Jonsson,Patrik(30October2012)."HMSBounty management,captainforsinkingofHMSBounty".
casualtyclaimedtietomutinousFletcherChristian". CNN.Retrieved20140620.
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16.Morgenstein,Mark(30October2012)."Famedship U.S.review".TheChronicleHerald.Retrieved
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Furtherreading
Freeman,GregoryA.(2013).TheGatheringWind:HurricaneSandy,theSailingShipBounty,anda
CourageousRescueatSea.NewYork:NALCaliber.ISBN9780451465764.
Schaer,RobinBeth(2November2012)."FallingOverboard".TheParisReviewDaily:FirstPerson.
Retrieved9November2012.
Tougias,MichaelJ.Campbell,DouglasA.(2014).RescueoftheBounty:DisasterandSurvivalin
SuperstormSandy.NewYork:Scribner.ISBN9781476746630.

Externallinks
FullNTSBreport(http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentRepo
WikimediaCommonshas
rts/Reports/MAB1403.pdf) mediarelatedtoBountyII
TimelineoflossofBounty(http://www.tikitoki.com/timeline/entry/1 (ship,1960).
11092/FinalDaysofBounty/#vars!date=20121029_06:41:00!)

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