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Old 11-11-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
Again , I am no expert, but is 19 knots even feasible considering the hull and rudder design not to mention conditions? These ships are designed for 5-10 knots, and I cannot imagine what high speed would be like......on giant waves.

This is beyond my knowledge but seems questionable.
No, it is not feasible, anyone who thinks a pig like the BOUNTY could have averaged a speed of 19 knots over a period of 3 hours in that position is dreaming... There simply has to be something skewed about those reported positions/times...

The great Donald Mackay's clipper ship LIGHTNING held the record for the longest day's run, 436 miles for an average of 18 knots...



To suggest that the BOUNTY, with a hodgepodge crew of 16, could have exceeded such an average even for a portion of a day, is absurd...

Just my opinion, of course... (grin)
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