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HMS Bounty Replica Sinks October 28, 2012

HMS Bounty Replica Tall Ship Sinks In Hurricane Sandy Hatteras North Carolina with Crew of 16

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HMS Bounty Replica Sinks October 28, 2012

HMS Bounty Replica Tall Ship Sinks In Hurricane Sandy Hatteras North Carolina with Crew of 16

Vessel Particulars

  • Vessel
  • Owner/operator HMS
  • Port of registry
  • Flag
  • Type Square-rigged
  • Year built, place 1960
  • Official number (US)
  • Construction, builder
  • Length
  • Breadth
  • Draft
  • Gross
  • Propulsion
  • Persons on board
  • Tall Ship Bounty
  • Bounty Organization, LLC
  • Greenport, New York
  • United States
  • three-mast tall ship
  • Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
  • 960956
  • Wood, Smith & Rhuland Shipyard
  • 108.4 ft (33 m); 120 ft sparred length
  • 31.5 ft (9.5 m)
  • 13 ft (3.9 m)
  • US tonnage 266
  • Auxiliary sail, twin diesel twin screw
  • 16
  • The 180-foot, three-masted ship HMS Bounty, a tall sailing ship built in Nova Scotia Canada, sunk 90 miles off the coast of Hatteras, North Carolina on Monday October 28, 2012, during Hurricane Sandy.
    Bounty HMS Bounty Replica
    The crew of 16 departed from New London, Connecticut on October 25 at the direction of Captain Robin Walbridge, 63, was sailing for St. Petersburg, Florida. HMS Bounty was scheduled to arrive at the Pier in St. Petersburg around November 7, to be on display November 10 and 11.
    HMS Bounty Captain Robin Walbridge
    HMS Bounty was a replica ship built for the 1963 film, Mutiny on the Bounty and later appeared in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

    Though the captain had an inexperienced he decided the ship had a better chance at sea during a hurricane Sandy. The ship had sailed southeast before a final direction of south, while the ships crew was in quarters sleeping the captain changed course moving closer toward sandy to catch more wind. Hurricane Sandy
    The captain under-estimated the 1000 mile wide path of high seas that Hurricane Sandy was producing. He also overestimated the wooden ship and his crews abilities to stand up against the forces of the storm.
    Hurricane Sandy
    The satellite image below was taken around 11:00 in the morning on October 29, 2012 and the overlay shows the position of the ship when the ships distress calls were placed.
    Hurricane Sandy vrs HMS Bounty Replica
    Soon after crew members were rescued the coast took this final image of the Bounty as it sank.
    HMS Bounty Replica Sinks
    Five large cruise ships had taken refuge in ports along the coast ahead of Hurricane Sandy making landfall, three of the cruise ships were still sheltering 24 hours after this satellite image was taken. The image only shows the major center of the hurricane, clouds extended beyond what is seen. Sandy was a category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds.

    HMS Bounty was a replica ship built for the 1963 film, Mutiny on the Bounty and later appeared in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

    The original ship, HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy sent to the Pacific Ocean to collect fruit bread plants.

    Bounty's master, Fletcher Christian, faced a crew member mutiny on the bounty on April 28, 1789.

    Resources
  • NTSB Sinking of Tall Ship Bounty
  • Hms Bounty Rescuers Reflect On Rescue

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