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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
I think the reason the Bounty brings so much response is the fact the Capt apparently knew a very large storm system was headed his way. A storm system that most seamen/women knew would be difficult if not impossible (and at the least extremely dangerous) to out manuver.
If he led a group up Mt. Everest when a deadly blizzard was coming and rescuers had to save the climbers, public reaction would have been the same.