Tag Archives: HMS Bounty

Looking Back at HMS Bounty, the First Time She Nearly Sank off the Carolinas

The Coast Guard has issued its final report on the sinking of HMS Bounty in October 2012.  You can read the report here. In the report, there is one oblique reference to 1998 in which “the Seventh Coast Guard District … Continue reading

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NTSB: “Captain’s Reckless Decision to Sail” Led to Bounty Sinking

The NTSB Report conclusion came as no real surprise. Captain Robin Walbridge; who was lost along with a crew member, Claudene Christian, in the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty; should never have taken the ship to sea with … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Winds Up Hearings on the Sinking of HMS Bounty

The US Coast Guard has wrapped up eight days of hearings on the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty on October 29th of last year.  Two died in the sinking, crew member Claudine Christian and Captain Robin Waldridge … Continue reading

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Bounty Hearings Streaming Live

Today is third day of hearings by the US Coast Guard on the sinking of the HMS Bounty on October 29, 2012, with loss of crew member Claudene Christian and Captain Robin Walbridge.  The hearings will continue in Portsmouth VA through … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty Tribute Wall Calendar 2013

Amy Mullen has a done a beautiful job producing a 2013 wall calendar in tribute to HMS Bounty.   The photos in the  17″x11″ wall calendar were taken by current or former crew of the ship on her adventures and have the location of the … Continue reading

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Wreck of HMS Bounty

A song in memory of Claudene Christian, Captain Robin Walbridge, and H.M.S. Bounty with lyrics by Mark Skinner, performed by Mike Whitehead and Tom Harrison. Wreck of the HMS Bounty

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BOUNTY Reminiscences by John Fitzhugh Millar

John Fitzhugh Millar is a historian, author, tall ship captain and the force behind the construction of the replica HMS Rose.  Here are his reminiscences of the HMS Bounty.  Reposted with permission of the author. BOUNTY Reminiscences by John Fitzhugh … Continue reading

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Remembering HMS Bounty

The last image of HMS Bounty was brutal – sinking off Cape Hatteras with broken spars, most of the crew in lifeboats and the captain and one crew member missing. Here are a few photos from another time, way back … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty Survivors Interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America

The crew of the HMS Bounty was interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning. Note: the video of the ship sailing in high seas was shot when the Bounty sailed from Maine to Puerto Rico in 2010. Unfortunately your browser does … Continue reading

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Remembering HMS Bounty – National Geographic Footage from her Maiden Voyage in 1960

Wonderful footage from National Geographic of the HMS Bounty’s maiden voyage in 1960 by photographer Luis Marden.

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Falling Overboard, Robin Beth Schaer’s Love Letter and Farewell for the Bounty and Her Captain

Robin Beth Schaer an American poet and sailor who served as a deckhand aboard the HMS Bounty has a written, Falling Overboard,  a beautifully evocative essay which she describes as “My love letter and my farewell for my ship Bounty and her captain, lost in the … Continue reading

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USCG Rescuers of the Crew of the HMS Bounty

There are no real super-heroes, but as far am I am concerned the closest human beings that come to that designation are the search and rescue teams of the United States Coast Guard.  From the rescue swimmers, who dive into … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty Crew Relief Funds Set up by Bounty Organization and Lynx Educational Foundation

Following the tragic sinking of HMS Bounty, both the HMS Bounty organization and the Lynx Educational Foundation have set up relief funds for the crews and families of those lost on the ship. From the Bounty Facebook page: A Relief … Continue reading

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Search for Captain Robin Walbridge, Washed off the Sinking HMS Bounty, Ends – Investigation into Sinking Begins

Sadly, the US Coast Guard has suspended the search for Captain Robin Walbridge, who was washed off the HMS Bounty as she sank in high seas on Monday off the coast of North Carolina.   Claudene Christian, 42, was also lost overboard. … Continue reading

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Video of US Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue of HMS Bounty Crew

Dramatic video from the Coast Guard of rescue of members of the crew of the HMS Bounty which sank off the North Carolina coast on Monday.

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Update: Missing Bounty Crew – Claudene Christian Dead & Captain Walbridge Still Missing

UPDATE: Missing crew member, Claudene Christian, 42, was pulled from the water unconscious and later confirmed dead by the Coast Guard.  Captain Robin Walbridge is still missing. CBC News is reporting: Claudia McCann, whose husband Robin Walbridge is the captain of the … Continue reading

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CNN: Three Crew Swept Overboard from Sinking Bounty, Only One Made it to the Liferaft, Search Continues for the Missing

I just heard an interview on CNN with a US Coast Guard Vice Admiral (I believe it was Vice Adm. Robert Parker, but I didn’t quite catch the name.)   He said that three crew members were swept off the deck … Continue reading

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Update: HMS Bounty Sinks, 14 Crew Rescued, 2 Unaccounted For

The 180′ tall ship HMS Bounty has sunk off the North Carolina coast.  At least 14 of the crew have been rescued.   There is considerable confusion about the remaining 2-3 crew members. The Bounty organization reported that 17 crew, wearing survival … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty Foundering off North Carolina, 17 Member Crew Abandoning Ship

Update: from the Bounty Facebook page 7:10 AM –  At 0430 today the Captain ordered all hands to abandon ship. There are 17 Crew on board and at this moment all crew are accounted for and are in Life rafts.   The … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty, Then and Now — Remembrance at the Scene of the Mutiny and Dodging a Hurricane

Faulkner wrote, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.”   I was reminded of this when I read a wonderful post on Joan Druett’s blog this morning, The Mutiny on the Bounty.   She vividly recreates the scene of the mutiny from the deck … Continue reading

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