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post #128 of Old 11-01-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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.

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