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Catalog Number 2000.008.014
Description HMAV Bounty Model Ship by Charles Parsons at 1:48 scale. Wooden ship is a 3 masted square sailing ship, but sails are not up. Each mast has a crow's nest that is flat with a railing towards rear. The deck is a single level. Rigging is attached with black deadeyes and the rigging forms very intricate netting. The front of the ship has a figurehead of a female figure wearing a white shirt, red jacket and black hat. There are two black anchors at front of ship, on one each side. The rear of the ship has five 9-pane windows and there are "bay" windows on the sides near the rear consisting of three 4-pane windows each. The port side of the ship is completely finished with a dark wood "tiled" bottom while the starboard side is unfinished with the framed ribbing visible in the hull. There are three dinghies or launches on deck between the two larger masts--two are white and one is brown. Two cannons are sticking out of windows on each side of the rear (aft) deck. Above black railing five small hand cannons are mounted on each side. There is a tiller and a ship's wheel on deck at back of boat. Model is mounted on a dark stained oak stand which is affixed to a orange painted base with a brown stained bottom.
HMAV Bounty was an English Armed Vessel dating back to 1784. Model by Charles Parsons, Model Plans by Harold Hahn, 1:48 scale, Completed 1982. Famous as the ship in Mutiny on the Bounty, this 91-foot vessel set sail from England in 1787 to collect breadfruit seedlings in Tahiti for transport to the West Indies. After leaving Tahiti in 1789, a mutiny occurred against the Bounty’s commanding of f icer, Lieutenant William Bligh. The mutineers sailed the Bounty to Pitcairn Island where they stripped and sank her. In one of the most remembered voyages in history, Bligh and 18 loyal crew members sailed the ship’s 23-foot launch 3,000 miles across the Pacif ic to Timor.
Object Name Model, Instructional
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title HMAV Bounty Model Ship by Charles Parsons
Date 1982
Creator Parsons, Charles
Role Artist
Creator Hahn, Harold
Role Designer
Inscription Text "H.M.A.V. BOUNTY / 1787 / MODEL BY / CHARLES H. PARSONS / 1982" (engraved on brass colored metal plaque mounted to base)
Provenance Constructed by Charles Parsons at his home in San Carlos, CA.
Notes HMAV Bounty
English Armed Vessel, 1784
Model by Charles Parsons, Model Plans by Harold Hahn
1:48 scale, Completed 1982

Famous as the ship in Mutiny on the Bounty, this 91-foot vessel set sail from England in 1787 to collect breadfruit seedlings in Tahiti for transport to the West Indies. After leaving Tahiti in 1789, a mutiny occurred against the Bounty’s commanding of f icer, Lieutenant William Bligh. The mutineers sailed the Bounty to Pitcairn Island where they stripped and sank her. In one of the most remembered voyages in history, Bligh and 18 loyal crew members sailed the ship’s 23-foot launch 3,000 miles across the Pacif ic to Timor.
Dimensions H-31.5 W-39 D-16 inches
Medium Wood
Search Terms Model
Ships
Parsons, Charles H.
Model Ships
HMAV Bounty (ship)
Hahn, Harold
War Ships
Working Ships
Subjects Model ships
Sailing ships
Working ships
Shipwrecks
People Parsons, Charles H.
Hahn, Harold