Comments for: First mate says HMS Bounty captain didn’t want to abandon the ship

Posted Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:45 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 12, 2013, at 9:50 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The captain of the doomed replica sailing ship HMS Bounty twice rebuffed his chief mate’s desperate pleas to abandon ship as the vessel rolled and pitched in Hurricane Sandy’s fierce winds and 25-foot seas, the mate testified Tuesday. When Capt. Robin Walbridge finally gave the order to …

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