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HMS Bounty sinks in Graveyard of the Atlantic

Written By: Bob - Oct• 29•12

The three-masted schooner HMS Bounty is the first ship known sunk as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

In news better suited to 1812 than 2012, the three-masted schooner HMS Bounty has sunk off the North Carolina coast:

Officials say a ship started taking on water off our coast and eventually sank, forcing the crew to abandon ship into 18-foot waves and 40 mile per hour winds off the North Carolina coast.

The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot, three-mast tall ship, was last marked about 90 miles southeast of Hatteras.

The ship has sunk, according to the Coast Guard at 8:45 a.m. Monday.

There were conflicting reports on how many people were onboard. The manifest reportedly listed 16 people, and that’s the number the Coast Guard has.

The Coast Guard also reported that two people may be missing.

Let’s pray that the missing crew members are only lost on paper, and not actually lost at sea.

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3 Comments

  1. Mark L says:

    Ummm. The Bounty replica was a full-rig ship, not a schooner. A schooner is a fore-and-aft rig. A full-rig ship is a square-rigger with three square-rigged masts.

    I am being a bit pedantic, but calling Bounty a schooner is like calling a Glock a revolver.

  2. shreck says:

    Got one more out of the water. Transported unresponsive to an Elizabeth Town hospital.

  3. captainfish says:

    why was it out and about knowing that the hurricane was coming? Why didn’t they go to a port and tie up?

    Makes no sense.