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GOOD READ: Why the Bounty sank in Superstorm Sandy

The replica of the famous Bounty, featured in many films for the mutiny that took place onboard in 1789, sank as the Superstorm Sandy bore down on the Easter Seaboard in 2012.

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THE BOUNTY’S FINAL VOYAGE

The magazine Online has published a great story, written by Kathryn Miles, about the fate of the famous ship Bounty, which perished in October in the center of Superstorm Sandy off the US coast in the Atlantic.

Many apparently knew that the Bounty wasn’t seaworthy, or at least had had severe problems with leakage before. As Sandy the superstorm intensified, those problems became acute. Miles writes:

The mood was calm and controlled. With help, Walbridge (the captain) was able to limp around and check everybody’s suits. This was the last time the crew members I spoke to remember seeing him alive.

Then all hell broke loose.

At 4:45 a.m., the C-130 got a panicked radio call from Svendsen (the first mate): The vessel was capsizing. Fast.

A masterpiece of journalism, this story reveals staggering facts about the ship, its captain and the circumstances surrounding the vessel’s last voyage.

The Bounty sank on October 28 and took its captain and one of its crew members with it.

READ THE STORYSUNK: THE INCREDIBLE TRUTH ABOUT A SHIP THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE SAILED

(outsideonline.com)

 

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