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HMS BOUNTY

HMS Bounty lost off Cape Hatteras on 29th October 2012. Photo taken at Halifax 0n 20 July 2009.
The HMS Bounty was a replica built in 1960 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Aside from making the rounds of tall ship festivals, it was also featured in several films.

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Great shame, did they not have time to run for shelter?
One of the best shots I have seen of her. Well done.
Crawford.
 

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Sadly 2 crew are still missing
It says they lost power during the storm
Leaves the question what they are doing out in a hurricane...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-hms-bounty-tall-ship-sinks-hurricane-sandy-20121029,0,5550265.story

Regards, Pete
 

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If you check out this thread, you can see that this loss was more or less correctly predicted soon after they sailed south from their New England harbour on Thursday

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?154783-HMS-Bounty-and-Hurricane-Sandy
 

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The captain of the Bounty said that a ship is safer at sea then in port during a hurricane. That is quite true. However, it is NOT safer when you sail your ship INTO the hurricane. Under the cir***stances, I would have taken the Bounty as far to the northeast as I could, in the direction away from the storm, not southward into it.
 

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That particular area of sea in the stream with a contrary wind is one of the worst I have ever been in,gawd awful seastate!
 

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An excellent photo Ken..
Like others I cannot understand why they were in that area when warnings were broadcast.
Regards,
Stan
 

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The ship sinking: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4617286/hms-bounty-crew-member-dies-ship-sunk-hurricane-sandy.html
 

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