Features July 2014 Issue

The Media on the Bounty

Various accounts of tall ship’s demise shed new light on disaster.

The Oct. 29, 2012, sinking of the HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina during Superstorm Sandy left 14 crewmembers injured and shaken, one crewmember dead, and the captain missing, presumed dead. The 108-foot ship, designed and built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty,” sank before dawn about 130 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., after being battered by Sandy’s 30-foot seas and 100 mile-per-hour winds. Several hours after the sinking, Coast Guard helicopters rescued the crew members.

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