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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
One additional item that I'ld like to see included in the investagation is detailed interviews with all the naval personnel that were aboard the Bounty for a tour and/or "sail" prior to its departure from New London. At least I thought I read something that said such personnel were aboard. Besides the obvious questions one important question would be discussions(if any) that the navy personnel had with the captain and crew concerning leaving the "safety" of the harbour.
And this would be useful why?
We are talking about two very different systems here. A modern USN warship bears little resemblance to a tall ship, even one that's a replica with some 20th century technological modifications.
Other than general impressions, I seriously doubt that an E-5 signalman is going to be able to add anything significant to the investigation.