Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
That's a very good point. If the crew were indeed kids then there's really no possible way to defend going to sea. From the reports I've read, it has not been mentioned that the crew were kids. I have read that this ship is often used for that, but my understanding is that this ship was just pulled from drydock for repairs. I was under the impression that a professional crew was bringing her to St. Pete
If this were professional crew, they could have refused to sail unless they were in agreement they had a sound plan. Professional crew aren't conscripts.
If these were kids, then I have to wonder why the parents allowed them to go. That's a very different scenario.
Last edited by ShoalFinder; 10-29-2012 at 04:22 PM.