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Old 12-16-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by YukonJack View Post
...This was the storm of the century...
I do not debate that is was a very big storm. But I always roll my eyes over this "storm of the century" crap. I've heard the same thing about a dozen times so far this century. That's newsroom hype, not weather jargon.

Sandy was a huge storm of unprecedented size. Its intensity was not as great as other recent storms. Some of the facts that have emerged do seem to give credence to the argument that Bounty had survived more intense conditions in the past. As we try to speculate on what happened, these mitigating facts may shed some light on the captain's thinking at the time.
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Last edited by TakeFive; 12-16-2012 at 04:28 PM.
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