The Sinking of the HMS Bounty

Boatswain John Svendsen, from Nisswa, Minnesota, watches his crew trim the sails on the HMS Bounty as the USS Niagara sails past on Lake Erie off Cleveland Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

For the complete story of the HMS Bounty, read "Sunk: The Incredible Truth About a Ship That Never Should Have Sailed."

(Mark Duncan/AP)

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Boatswain John Svendsen, from Nisswa, Minnesota, watches his crew trim the sails on the HMS Bounty as the USS Niagara sails past on Lake Erie off Cleveland Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

For the complete story of the HMS Bounty, read "Sunk: The Incredible Truth About a Ship That Never Should Have Sailed."

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Captain Robin Walbridge.

(Doug Mills/RCN America Network)


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The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, Monday, October 29, 2012.

(Tim Kuklewski/U.S. Coast Guard)


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Chris Barksdale of Nellysford, Virginia, survived the wreck of the HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina when Hurricane Sandy hit. Photograph taken at his home on Monday, November 12, 2012.

(Pat Jarrett/Polaris)


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Doug Faunt.

(Andy Beck)


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The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, Monday, October 29, 2012.

(Tim Kuklewski/U.S. Coast Guard)


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Ground crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, assist one of the sailors from the tall ship Bounty from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to a hanger at the air station Monday, October 29, 2012. Two Jayhawk aircrews hoisted 14 survivors from the Bounty after the survivors abandoned the ship when it began taking on water 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

(Zach Huff/U.S. Coast Guard)


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Ashley DeRamus.

(Gary Kannegiesser)


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Claudene Christian.

(Gary Kannegiesser)


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Claudene Christian on the HMS Bounty.

(Gary Kannegiesser)


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Memorial service.

For the complete story of the HMS Bounty, read "Sunk: The Incredible Truth About a Ship That Never Should Have Sailed."

(Gary Kannegiesser)

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