Remembering HMS Bounty

The last image of HMS Bounty was brutal – sinking off Cape Hatteras with broken spars, most of the crew in lifeboats and the captain and one crew member missing. Here are a few photos from another time, way back in 1996, on a repositioning leg between New York and Newport Rhode, Island. The wind was light from the southwest and the sea was calm. All photos by Rick Spilman. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.

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5 Responses to Remembering HMS Bounty

  1. Douglas Faunt says:

    Thanks. Robin thought highly of your blog, as do I, and we’d often talk about items that appeared here.

  2. Douglas Faunt says:

    Oh, and the cover of “Barbados Bound” that appears to the left of this has another photo of BOUNTY on the cover. The original was taken by a Polish crewmember.

  3. Rick Spilman says:

    Yes, I helped Linda design the cover layout. The image of the Bounty has been reversed and the island on the horizon was added electronically, but the original photo was by Madzia Bryll who was kind enough to give his permission to use the image.

  4. Rick Spilman says:

    Thanks Doug. I appreciate it.


  5. Irwin Bryan says:

    Well Rick, it looks like some of your photos were part of my 6400+ Tall Ship Related collection before your book was added to my database.
    You’ve had an accomplished life, huh!