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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
If the owner put a gun to the Captain's head, the owner is equally at fault. It takes nothing away from the Captain's fault.
The First Mate would have saved lives if he decided to leave. Others would have followed.
Have we seen evidence, or even an accusation, that the shipyard didn't do what they were paid to do. Were they paid to change out all the underlying rotten beams or just the outside? Perhaps they should have refused to do the work, if it wasn't going to be done thoroughly, but that is debatable.
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