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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
It went down intact it almnost appears. Thats an interesting question.
What would they restore it to though it was in bad shape and shouldnt have been sailing in the first place. She had been up for sale for a while with no buyers and was financially backrupt essentially and couldnt make enough even as a dockside attraction. These are so expensive to maintain. As Paulo has pointed out the succceessful tall ships are kept afloat by countries governments or really well endowed foundations.
The Pride of Baltimore (Original Pride) would be a ship to raise if you want to raise a sunken ship.
She is still down there and was in excellent condition when she sank. She is a true copy of an original Baltimore Clipper (unlike the "Movie Bounty" which should have been burned at the end of the film, as was the original plan). The Pride is north of Purto Rico in very deep water that should preserve her well. But then again, like the Titanic, she should probably stay where she lies, as she is a tomb to those that went down with her.