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Career information
Port of registry

Boothbay, Maine

Owner(s)

HMS Bounty Organization LLC

Captain(s)

Robin Wallbridge

Fate

Sunk off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.[1]

Technical information
Weapons

4 6-pound main deck cannons
10 swivel guns

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Man's Chest

Last appearance

Dead Man's Chest

Cause

Sank during Hurricane Sandy[1]

Portrayed

Edinburgh Trader

The HMS Bounty was built in 1960 by Smith and Ruhland in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, for the film Mutiny on the Bounty where she portrayed the notorious British Royal Navy ship of the same name. Since it was built specifically for filming, it was constructed with unusually large rooms.

History

The Bounty was used to represent the Edinburgh Trader in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. It also appeared in several other films, including Treasure Island (1990), Yellow Beard, Pirates, and SpongeBob SquarePants, The Movie.

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When not used for filming, the Bounty was open to the public. Tours were conducted at Tall Ship shows and people could sail with the ship for a fee. The Bounty also recreated the voyage of the original ship.

The Bounty was crewed by a combination of volunteers and paid crew men. While no experience was necessary to join the volunteer crew, they required some time spent working on restoration or dockside maintenance.

In 2007, the ship was repainted black and toured the United Kingdom as the Black Pearl, the ship of Captain Jack Sparrow, despite the fact that the Black Pearl was portrayed by another, completely different vessel. The fraud was exposed by the 12 year old POTC fan Ross Winstanley.[2]

HMS Bounty Sink

The sunken HMS Bounty

On October 29, 2012, the Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. The crew was forced to abandon ship, and at least one crewmember was killed.[1]

Appearances

External links

WP favicon HMS Bounty on Wikipedia

Notes and references

Real-world ships in Pirates of the Caribbean
Real-world ships
Lady WashingtonRainbow GypsySunsetHMS BountyProvidenceHMS Surprise
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