H.M. Armed Vessel “Bounty”

By C. Knight, published May 1936


The purpose of the article is to describe the vessel and project, from the time the Society for West India Merchants first had the idea of bringing breadfruit to the West Indies to the time of the mutiny. It covers the initial letters, specification and purchase, survey, proposed guns and complement, Admiralty modifications, proposals for transport of breadfruit, accommodation for gardeners, storing and victualling. The orders sent to St Helena to be collected en route to the West Indies are included as are drawings of the lines of ship and launch and sail plan.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Caribbean | Pacific | Other (location)
Subjects include: Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

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