Days after the oldest warship in the world, the USS Constitution, sailed for the first time in 15 years, another ship with a famous name under sail and headed here.
The HMS Bounty a replica of the famous British warship, and star of the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty and Disney's Pirates of the Caribean, Dead Man's Chest, is scheduled to dock in Plymouth Friday, Aug. 24.
During the Bounty’s stay in Plymouth, it will be open for tours Aug. 24 from noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 25 from noon to 8 p.m. and Aug. 26 from noon to 7 p.m. Tour prices will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 5 can take the tour for free. All tour proceeds go to the continued support of the ship.
Plymouth 400 will host a cocktail reception onboard Bounty, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. The reception includes a full bar, passed appetizers, and food stations with heavy appetizers full of Pacific Rim flavor, catered by East Bay Grille. Period entertainment provided by Fellswater. In honor of the Bounty’s botanical mission to the Dutch East Indies, guests are invited to wear tropical attire or period dress…but beware: There may be some British soldiers lurking about, looking for mutineers. Tickets are $75 per person, and are limited to 100 people.
The reception will raise funds for Plymouth's 400th anniversary.
The famous vessel — which was based on a real ship and built in 1960 for MGM studios’ "Mutiny on the Bounty," starring the late Marlon Brando — was docked in Fall River for eight years and owned by the Fall River Chamber Foundation from 1993 until 2001. The foundation ran out of money, and the ship fell in disrepair and was sold to Robert Hanson of Long Island, N.Y, according to the HMS Bounty Organization.
After undergoing a $1.5 million overhaul, the HMS Bounty returned to sailing and film appearances, such as Disney’s "Pirates of the Caribbean."
The ship will sail around the country and is scheduled to visit Europe in 2014.
The original Bounty was the location of the 1789 mutiny off the coast of Tahiti, which the Brando film was based on.