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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Good article.
Barksdale was a handyman, not a marine diesel engineer. I think he did a great job under the circumstances. I think that ship needed a chief engineer and a qualified offsider.

Interesting he didn't even know about the hurricane when the captain talked to them. I wonder if some of the other crew hadn't heard of it? The whole world knew, but sometimes people in a close community might not watch TV etc.

His point about if he wanted to leave the ship it had to be immediately... No time to,think, no time to check the weather for themselves.... And where do they go when they leave the ship? No home, no car, no job....

Christians injuries suggest she was hit by the masts or rigging as the masts hit the water when the ship rolled on its side. Barksdale was caught three or four times.... It amazing not more crew were caught and drowned.

Barkesdale is brave and correct to come forward and be interviewed. I thank him for it.
He must have had a terrible time in that hot stinking water filled engine room. Terrible and terrifying.

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