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The Bounty visits South Shields

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Ship ahoy!

HMS Bounty, the ship made famous in the 1960 film Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, visited the Tyne today. She was built for MGM studios for the 1960 film and refurbished and relaunched from Boothbay Harbour in Maine, June of this year. She is now a training tall ship on her first world voyage, this weekend she is berthed at Spillars Warf, Gateshed, and will leave the Tyne for Southampton on Saturday. She was also used to portray the Black Pearl in the Pirates of the Carribean series of films, starring Johnny Depp.

She is seen here passing the lighthouse at the end of Tynemouth’s pier on the north side of the harbour.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 400mm lens, 1/1000 second, f8, iso 200



Written by curly

September 7, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. I enjoyed the Brando film…I also enjoyed seeing this photo of “Bounty” moving at half engine power, all sails stowed neatly. Good fun!


    September 7, 2007 at 1:07 pm

  2. Hi Curly,
    I have been in South Shields since last Saturday and have spent the week digging through the sand at the Roman Fort. We stopped digging long enough to go down the river to see the Bounty come in.
    If you have time i would like to meet you in person.
    Take care, Clare

    Clare Wagner

    September 7, 2007 at 6:27 pm

  3. Fascinating. I had no idea that was the ship used for both films.


    September 21, 2007 at 5:23 pm

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