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HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty passing the Castillo de San Marcos

The HMS Bounty pays a call at St. Augustine. This replica of the infamous ship was built in the 1960s for the Marlon Brando version of the movie, Mutiny on the Bounty. It is built to scale from records found in the British Admiralty, however it is larger than the original – to make room for the camera and sound equipment needed for the movie. Mutiny isn’t the only movie where the Bounty has made an appearance. She was also a performer in Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man’s Chest.

Her arrival in St. Augustine was quite an event. We were watching from the top of the Castillo de San Marcos as she motored in on the high tide. She will spend the weekend here before heading on to Savannah and parts north as part of her 2012 tour of the East Coast.

Learn more at the HMS Bounty site.