As Hurricane Sandy flooded streets and left thousands without power on land, it also wreaked havoc on one tall ship out at sea.
The HMS Bounty, a tall ship most recognized for its role in Hollywood films like 2006’s “Pirates of the Caribbean,” lost a battle with the hurricane Monday, with one crew member dead and the captain missing. The Post’s Ian Shapiro details the ship’s voyage:
The tall ship began to die early Monday morning in the hurricane-ravaged waters off the North Carolina coast. One of the HMS Bounty’s generators failed. Water flooded everywhere. The 180-foot-long, three-masted tall ship was losing power and propulsion.
By about 3 a.m., the Bounty’s once-optimistic Facebook page, which on Sunday had posted “So far so good!” in its daily updates, had issued a new message for its followers: “Your Prayers are needed.”
Ninety minutes later, the Bounty finally lost its battle with 40 mph winds and 18-foot seas. Its captain ordered all hands to abandon the sinking ship, a shocking demise for a celebrity vessel built for the 1962 film “Mutiny on the Bounty.”