HMS Bounty in distress

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by tuffy52, Oct 29, 2012.

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  2. I thought she went down just off Pitcairn. Guess they re-floated her.
  3. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    If she sinks they can always buy the spare on in Ghana
  4. Looks OK in the pic. Over-reaction?
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  5. Man the life-boats

    Women, children, Ipods and hermers first.
    (Not necessarily in that order)

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  6. FFS 5.5-metre seas, I've had rougher baths.
  7. It's all to do with the second officer. Mr Muslim
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  8. So not so much "It's Mutiny Mr Christian" as "It's Mutiny Mr Muslim".
  9. Exactly, Fletcher Muslim, known trouble maker.
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  10. It's your cock; you can wash it as fast as you want.
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  11. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Where's the backbone these days? Bligh sailed 3000 miles in an open boat. This bunch are screaming for help from the US Coastguard
  12. There are 40mph winds and 18ft waves reported at the scene, which is 90 miles southeast of Hatteras in North Carolina.

    Hardly fearsome weather for a square rigged ship.

  13. Dirty bastard too.
  14. Only 16 crew. Not enough to sail her properly even if they were experienced.
    Not a nice place to be a life raft in 18ft seas that are rising.

    Foot note. The remark about crew fatigue in the C130 is quite poignant wouldn't have had that problem in a Nimrod.
  15. The last windjammers in the 30's used to sail around Cape Horn with only 18 or so crew, some of whom were inexperienced.