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    Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2012 Nov 16, 19:04 +0000

    Lu Abel wrote:
    >As others have said -- let's wait for the inquiry to give us a clear
    >view of how this tragedy happened.
    I had hoped that the expertise assembled here would have been able to
    express an opinion on how the captain would have been thinking on
    25th of October. I think some informed speculation by some of the
    many here who are qualified would be of interest and will not
    prejudice any forthcoming enquiry....
    Given that fact that being smashed to matchwood in New London seemed
    to be pretty much a certainty, was it worth a risk to take Bounty out
    of New London to try and save her?
    Were there more sheltered harbours nearby in which she could have
    sheltered - Mystic perhaps? (Anybody know what happened to the Peking
    at the bottom end of Manhatten? Or the Charles W Morgan in Mystic?)
    If you had taken Bounty out into deep water, could you have run
    North? Or East? Should or could any decision to head out of New
    London have been taken earlier and was it too late by 25th of October?

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