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post #1762 of Old 02-20-2013
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Very good article, thank you for linking to it. I found this part very interesting since the topic comes up on this forum quite a bit:

According to Svendsenís testimony on day one of the hearings, Walbridge told him that he planned to wait until the water reached the vesselís tween deck to abandon the boat. Perhaps he had that ridiculous old sailorís maxim stuck in his head, ďYou never step off until you have to step up.Ē Itís terrible advice and almost never true.
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