Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I'm waiting to hear more about why she was taking on water.
Ironically, the absolute first mention of this tragedy that I recall, insisted Bounty was not off the Coast of Hatteras, because there was rumor she sailed East of the storm.
That said, I really can't even think of a scenario that could be learned that will justify having departed on this trip. I may be proven wrong, but the reason will have to justify risking lives of people reportedly not experienced on Bounty to assess the risk for themselves. Even if the weather and inexperienced crew were not the direct cause of the sinking, it put even more lives at risk to rescue them.
There seems to be a common denominator that those that met the Captain are most protective. That may be equally clouding perspective.
While some don't want to hear speculation, I submit this in the spirit of demonstrating this isn't a witch hunt, but rather an attempt to understand. My suspicion is that Robin was a good Captain that survived many difficulties at sea and each one emboldened the thought that risk was more manageable. That would, in fact, be a good lesson for others to learn, IF it proves to be the case.
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