Saturday, 6 May 2017

All pictures today of The Sailing Ship Bounty in Ramsgate Harbour

This was an iron hulled barquentine rigged (three masts, square sails at the front and triangular ones at the back) sailing ship built in Sunderland in 1875.

She made at least two voyages to Auckland in the 1870s was dismasted in a hurricane in the 1880s sailed to New Zealand in the 1890s.

Had some sort of life in Finland and Norway in the early 1900s

Converted into a floating restaurant which operated in Ramsgate from 1946 to about 1951

She was broken up in 1952

Do feel free to add info in the comments as my info could well be partially wrong. 196 feet long and weighing in 800 ton ball park

I've been doing more painting in the cathedral, a bit spot the difference, but here it is

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