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Replica of the Bounty

Replica of the Bounty

From the 1960s Whangarei Engineering and Construction were the largest shipbuilders in New Zealand. Among their projects was a replica of Captain William Bligh’s famous ship, the Bounty, used in the film Mutiny on the Bounty. Although the replica hull was of steel, detailed research ensured that the woodwork was historically accurate. Here the new Bounty is being launched.

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - Modern shipbuilding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jul 2015