HISTORY OF HMS BOUNTY AND ITS JOLLY BOAT: THE RIOT OF ITS CREW
Discover the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat, wooden model of the boat in which William Bligh was shipped with 18 loyal sailors after the riot of its crew of the HMS Bounty.
In December 1787, HMS Bounty left England bound for Haiti to transport bread trees to the Caribbean, a great storm which forced them to change course, arriving in Haiti with months of delay. This delay forced them to remain on the island several months until it was again possible to collect the shoots from the bread tree. During this period, the crew became habituated to the customs of the natives and established relations with women of Haiti, almost forgetting their condition of English sailors.
After many difficulties on the part of Bligh to reimpose the discipline undertook trip the 4 of April of 1789, producing the mutiny 24 days later. Bligh sailed more than 3,500 nautical miles for 47 days until he arrived to the port of the Dutch colony of Coupang, losing only one of his men on the voyage.
CONTENTS OF HMS BOUNTY JOLLY BOAT WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT
Build your wooden model at 1:25 scale of the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat, scene of one of the most famous nautical feats of history. The system of assembly by means of false keel and frames approximates its design to the one of the real ship. Once it is finished, this model ship measures 16.33'' (415mm) length, 14.29'' (363mm) height and 13.38'' (340mm) width.
The modeling kit contains high precision laser-cut board parts, fine woods, brass, cast iron and cotton sails ready to be placed. Guided by our detailed step-by-step instructions on DVD -PC and MAC- you can complete your replica or scale model of this navigation legend. The kit does not include printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button on this product sheet called 'Instructions and Downloadable Contents'.
Accompany the Jolly Boat with its own mother ship, the merchant vessel HMS Bounty.