Originally Posted by chef2sail
The US Navy sent many ships out to sea from Norfolk smaller than aircraft carriers
This quote is conjecture obviously a nd should be discounted
Two mistakes in one
Dave, all opinions are conjectures and its value depends mostly on the credibility of the one that is issuing them. The fact that I am posting it don't means necessarily that I am agreeing with it but that I found it relevant. he opinion of Michael Tougias was relevant for a TV news channel and to the editor of Sail-World and I think it is relevant here.
I guess you did not understood what Michael Tougias said :
'Only large ships like aircraft carriers can manage that kind of storm in that area. I was so surprised when the news flashed about the Bounty.'
For managing the storm
he is not talking about running away from it, sailing in the opposite direction of the Bounty, but about sailing it, like the Bounty had tried to do.
He is talking about managing a storm (that's what the Bounty tried to do), not about running away from it, I mean like have done all those ships US Navy sent out to sea from Norfolk (and that have sailed on the opposite direction, regarding the Bounty's course).