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The Bounty (Vignette)

Robinson, Robb


Robb Robinson


D. Starkey

S. McKeon

E. Salter


Opening paragraph:
The shipbuilding firm owned by the Blaydes family built the Bethia in their North End Yard on the River Hull, close to their base at Blaydes House, High Street (now Hull University’s Maritime Historical Studies Centre). The Bethia was an 85-foot-long, three-masted wooden sailing vessel deployed in carrying cargoes around the North Sea. In 1787, she was purchased by the Admiralty for £1950, fitted out for a voyage to the South Seas and renamed Bounty. The expedition was designed to collect breadfruit from Tahiti, and transport them to the West Indies, to be planted and grown as food for plantation slaves in another corner of the British Empire.


Robinson, R. (2017). The Bounty (Vignette). In D. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place. Liverpool University Press

Online Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Jun 26, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 26, 2024
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Book Title Hull: Culture, History, Place
ISBN 978-1781384190
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