said by Sukunai:Speaking of stupid, can you quote where in The Sailor's Horn-Book for the Law of Storms, written by Henry Piddington in 1848, it's recommended that ships be docked in the middle of a hurricane?
The Captain was a god damned idiot plain and simple.
Consider this quote concerning the 3rd fleet during WW2 in the Pacific.
"The inexorable Law of Storms -- the Bible of all seamen since the days of astrolabe and sail -- was neglected, and the US Third Fleet, proud in its might, paid the penalty -- more men lost, more ships sunk and damaged than in many of the engagements of the Pacific war."
I mean come on, the captain of the Bounty thinks he can do in a damned sailing ship that which was enough to kick the ass of a modern military fleet that had just tasted victory only recently.
The guy might not be guilty of any real law, but he sure is criminally stupid.