The ship was built for 1962’s "Mutiny on the Bounty"—which starred Mr. Brando—about a famous revolt by British seamen in 1789. The replica has had several owners, including MGM film studio, which based it in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a tourist attraction.
In 2001, the HMS Bounty Organization, in Setauket, N.Y., bought the ship. Under its new owner, the vessel toured ports, charging for visits. This year it went up the Atlantic coast, stopping at ports along the way.