Blaydes Shipyard and HMS Bounty blue plaque in Hull
Shipbuilding has been an important industry in Hull since the 18th century. From the mid 1600s Blaydes Shipyard built whalers, sailing ships, and warships, reputedly including in 1784 the 'Berthia' later renamed the 'Bounty' of mutiny fame
HMS Bounty, also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship, under the command of William Bligh, was sent to the Pacific Ocean to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission was never completed, due to a mutiny led by the acting Master, Fletcher Christian. This was the famous Mutiny on the Bounty.