SailNet Community - View Single Post - HMS Bounty in trouble...
View Single Post
  #128  
Old 11-01-2012
ShoalFinder ShoalFinder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 261
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3
ShoalFinder is on a distinguished road
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingNwing View Post
At some point they lost propulsion too, which meant they couldn't keep themselves from being broadside to the waves = broached.
Which makes perfect sense, since the fuel transfer pump would be electric. Once these poor folks lost power during flooding the ship was doomed. If the ship was broached, can you imagine what that ride was like? There's no telling what kind of gear adrift was sliding around trying to kill everyone. I'd be in the lifeboat, too. At least nothing in the lifeboat is going to crush you.

Last edited by ShoalFinder; 11-01-2012 at 10:06 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook