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Old 10-29-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Looks like she got caught up in the hurricane and sank, 2 crew missing at the moment,
i'm presuming its the same ship that was tied up to St Pete Pier for many years.
I remember taking the walk around when i was much younger, beautiful piece of wooden boat building..
As a side note how does a wooden ship sink as wood that i throw in the water floats..

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...gleeditorspick
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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That's the one...... Back in the day vessels like this held rocks for ballast, unless they carried cargo as ballast. if possible the ballast of rocks was also of a value in cash. For example in Maine careening grounds are covered with low quality flint for making sand paper products going back into the 1500's. both of French amber flint and English black flint.

I have no idea what was in the hold of the modern Bounty, I would suspect a big diesel engine, with big fuel tanks and what should be a water tight hold able to keep the vessel from sinking... Evidently not.

In any case it would still need ballast.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Why was it out I that weather?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Why was it out I that weather?
Evidently it lost power and was basically adrift, guess it doesnt use sails anymore..but even still damn poor planning on the captains part
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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The Captain is missing...
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:43 AM
 
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i had fond memories of the ship as back in the 60/70's it was as much a part of the St Pete ambiance as the pier itself.
I remember it was a great place to fish as the fish for some reason would congregate under the ship.
Sandy sinks HMS Bounty, former St. Pete attraction, off N.C. | TBO.com

Seems poor judgement on the captains part to head straight into a hurricane,he couldnt have waited a few days?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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The poor unfortunate captain is not alive to explain himself but you have to wonder at the competence of someone unable to make the safety of land when this storm has spent a week on a clearly-predicted trajectory barrelling towards the East Coast.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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Evidently The vessel left Connecticut on Thursday with a crew of 11 men and five women,and sailed straight into the Hurricane. methinks the captain was out of his mind or/and had watched too many Pirates of the Caribbean movies and misjudged the fragility of his own mortality.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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If he (the capt) is dressed right, he could go missing and be found alive in several days. I'ld give it a week before I claimed dead...
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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Now they can make a new movie...

HM Bounty missing......
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