USCG Final Report/ Sinking of HMS Bounty
Vessel was designed in the last century.
Master put to sea and sailed directly into Hurricane Sandy
Vessel overcome by severely adverse storm seas.
End of Report/ Nine days of Hearings saved
Claudene Christian, one of the victims, was a University of Southern California Song Girl in 1991. Song Girls perform dance routines and lead yells at football games.
Mel Gibson did it. He got drunk and ... Just ask Anthony Hopkins.
I was on that ship when she was docked in Nantucket for tours, about $5 bucks to go aboard and look around. They had recreaters in period costume (sort of like the USS Constitution) who would explain the operation and routine of the ship. They did not appear to be doing brisk business.
The HMS Bounty was far from the first ship to sink off Hatteras in a storm and it won’t be the last. That’s some fairly rough water under the best of conditions.
The decision to sail on was a mistake. Two lives were lost as well as a beautiful craft. What can possibly be gained by dragging the matter out? Is there some dispute over liability?
I saw this ship shortly before the accident when she was in St. Augustine. Lots of differences from the original ship, especially in height between decks and overall size. No frickin’ WAY would I have been on this ship in that storm.
The new issue of Popular Mechanics also has a great
article about the Bounty wreck.
RIP Claudene Christian
Maybe they should look into the mutiny, while they’re atit
In the summer of 1963, the Bounty replica showed up at the Seattle Seafair festivities and was moored at the dock near Ivar’s restaurant. She wasn’t open for tours and my Dad knew the skipper, so our whole family got on board and we had lunch with the Seafair Pirates. It was pretty exciting for two grade school kids climbing all over that vessel.
Sighted storm, sailed into same
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