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
Yes, but there is some additional information.
The engine failed and so the vessel could not maneuver.
The vessel had just been in the boatyard in Maine and the
engines were overhauled. Something somewhere in the overhaul could very easily been done incorrectly.
I did not think the vessel sailed directly into Hurricane Sandy. However, your second point has many of us wondering why she put to sea in the first place. Of course the same
question could be asked of the Captain of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Thanks for not using “floundered”. That only happens on the Grand Banks!
Fletcher Christian's DNA has been idnetified from his descendents!
The Pitcairn Islands are a British Overseas Territory with a population of about 55. Bounty Day is celebrated on 23 January by Pitcairn Islanders in commemoration of the 1790 burning of the Bounty, and on 8 June as the national holiday on Norfolk Island to commemorate the 1856 arrival of settlers from Pitcairn Island.
I have a vinyl copy of the music from MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962). There is a nice book with it that says the Bounty was built thirty feet longer than the original to allow for engines. It did not depend on wind.