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    Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2012 Nov 16, 11:46 -0800
    All good questions -- timing is part of sagacity.  

    Mystic got hammered.  Mandatory evacuation of much of the city.   No information about whether CW Morgan and the whole museum was affected.


    From: Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 11:04 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: The Bounty - 20-20 hindsight

    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?

    Geoffrey






       
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