The Armed Transport HMS Bounty by John McKay

Date Description
29 June 2017
Monday 26 June 2017 


Many will have heard of Captain Bligh, the bread-fruit
trees and the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ in 1789, but few will
have thought about the ship herself.
As no suitable navel ship was available, she was purchased
by the Navy Board for £1,950, on which the Admiralty
spent a further £4,450 in fitting her out for the expedition
- at a time when it was the practise to measure every ship
that came into the Service.
In the series ‘The Anatomy of a Ship’, John McKay
reproduces over 300 marvellous detailed drawings of the
‘Bounty’ taken from the original Admiralty survey.
Led by the Convenor, Mike Twohig, the Society will reflect
on a selection of drawings from the book, which give
insight into the craftsmanship and technical skills of the
naval architects and shipwrights of the day.