The Bounty is a reconstruction of the original sailing ship HMS Bounty, which served in the Royal Navy.
Bounty was commissioned by the MGM film studio for the 1962 film named Mutiny on the Bounty. This vessel was built to the original ship’s drawings from files in the British admiralty archives, and in the traditional manner in a shipyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. All dimensions were increased by approximately one third to accommodate the large 70 mm cameras used in the filming.
It was used recently in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End movies.
Pride of Baltimore II
As the “II” in its name indicates, Pride of Baltimore is a replica ship. What it doesn’t tell you is that it is, in a sense, a replica of a replica. The history behind this ship is both extensive and, not surprisingly, a point of pride for the city of Baltimore as well as America as a whole.
In the War of 1812, a privateer vessel, a Baltimore Clipper by the name of Chasseur, made waves when it sank or captured 17 enemy ships in a single voyage. Upon its return into the city, a local newspaper deemed it the “pride of Baltimore” and this became its nickname.
Following the war, Chasseur embarked on a six month voyage upon which it set a speed record which wouldn’t be broken for fifteen years. The ship was eventually sold to the Spanish and renamed. It is not known what became of the vessel after this.
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