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Old 12-02-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

A nicely thought out post.

There are so many things to wonder about... But it may come down to just a little something that's the death knell.

You mention twisting. It's been mentioned before, too. Now remember the ship was off Cape Hatteras, in contrary current with a strong wnd that had been there over many days. Also any waves coming from the center of the hurricane itself would have been coming from the south, against the wind waves from the north.

With those waves and that twisting its quite likely a plank sprung... And if it was forward it would have made the flooding worse to drive the boat forward.

Maybe it was water inundation, or sloshing around that caused the engine and generators, or pumps to fail. Remember the roll in that video? I the engine room that would have been putting forum foot of water all over the engine room!

In the 18th Century if Bligh had known there was a hurricane he would have been a long way away. All sailing ships would.


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