I will dis-agree here.
Todays modern warships are in fact told to take to the seas.
HMS Bounty was in fact, a replica of a design that has been shown to not fair well in big storms. Its engines were not big enough to allow it to outrun the storm
There are no stabilizers on its hull and the beam of the ship relative to it's length is too big. To me this ship should have been tied up at a dock in a protected harbor.
The loss of the captain is a great loss. Anyone that takes part in a ship of this type - especially sailing her - are a unique breed of character and the loss of even one of them is tragic.
But to compare this ship with the modern U.S. Navy for it's ability to withstand a storm is indeed short sighted.
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