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Of the Sandy Sunken Ship Bounty

HMS Bounty, also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship was sent to the Pacific Ocean to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission was never completed, as disagreements between Lieutenant William Bligh and his acting Sailing Master, Fletcher Christian, led to a revolt by half of the crew and their seizure of the vessel on 28 April 1789, leading to the Mutiny on the Bounty.[1]

FILE – In this July 9, 2012, file photo, a replica of the historic ship HMS Bounty, right, sails past a lighthouse, center, as it departs Narragansett Bay and heads out to sea off the coast of Newport, R.I. The Coast Guard aid Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, that the 17 people aboard the HMS Bounty have gotten into two lifeboats, wearing survival suits and life jackets. The HMS Bounty, a tall ship, was in distress off North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina in this U.S. Coast Guard handout picture taken October 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman and is searching for the captain of the vessel. REUTERS/Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/USCG/Handout

A member of the U.S. Coast Guard is lowered to a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles (144 km) southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, October 29, 2012. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew who abandoned the HMS Bounty while in the path of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to lift them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said. (HANDOUT, Reuters)

A crewman of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty is lifted from the water by a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles (144 km) southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, October 29, 2012. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew who abandoned the HMS Bounty while in the path of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to lift them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said. (HANDOUT, Reuters)

14 rescued, 2 missing after replica of HMS Bounty takes on water (Fox News Video)

    Of the San Diego Point Loma Lighthouse

    SS: san diego might be the safest place on earth .. while sailing i notice a warship in the distance and it never moved .. it stayed in the same spot the entire time .. and of course fighter jets were flying over constantly .. if you pasted the two pics above together then would see the full panorama of what i saw while sailing on sunday .. you can see a san diego lighthouse at point loma .. the pic below was when i visit one of san diego beaches which i visit two beaches there.

    Point Loma is historically important as the landing place of the first European expedition to come ashore in present-day California. The peninsula has been described as “where California began”. Today, Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a university, in addition to residential and commercial areas.

      Of the Viking Sea Stallion of Glendalough

      A Viking ship named Havhingsten af Glendalough — the Sea Stallion of Glendalough — is the world’s largest replica of a Viking warship. A Viking ship named Havhingsten af Glendalough — the Sea Stallion of Glendalough — is the world’s largest replica of a Viking warship.

      File illustration photo shows a replica Viking ship in Northern Jutland in August 2008. Researchers say Vikings used transparent calcite crystal to fix the bearing of the Sun, to within a single degree of accuracy. (AFP Photo/Henning Bagger)

        Of the Battle of Puebla

        Mexico’s naval training ship ARM Cuauhtemoc sails into the Bahia de Santa Lucia in Acapulco November 23, 2011. The Cuauhtemoc is returning from a seven and a half months-long instruction trip in the Mediterranean as Mexico’s armed naval forces is celebrating its national day. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO – Tags: MARITIME MILITARY)

        Mexican Navy tall ship Cuauhtemoc arrives in Havana Bay, Cuba, Sunday May 1, 2011. Named after the last Aztec emperor Cuauhtemoc, the tall ship is used as a sail training vessel for the Mexican Navy and is visiting Cuba as part of a 230-day voyage to 16 ports in 3 continents. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

        Soldiers fire cannons before the re-enactment of the battle of Puebla in Puebla May 5, 2011. The battle marked the defeat of French forces by Mexican troops and local Indians in the central state of Puebla in 1862. REUTERS/Imelda Medina (MEXICO – Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

        Soldiers wearing period costumes take part in a re-enactment of the battle of Puebla in Puebla May 5, 2011. The battle marked the defeat of French forces by Mexican troops and local Indians in the central state of Puebla in 1862. REUTERS/Imelda Medina (MEXICO – Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

        A Mexican soldier shows a seized gun with gold and diamond details at the military zone of Mexico City, May 6, 2011. Guns belonging to drug gangs that have been modified may be retained for analysis while those inlaid with gold and expensive carvings often end up in exhibitions. Brigadier General Antonio Erasto Monsivais, the general in charge of decommissioning weapons seized from drug dealers, estimated around 70-80 percent of all arms seized were melted down and turned into everything from industrial hardware to sculptures. Usable weapons that conform with military regulations are sometimes given to the army. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO – Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW)

        View of gun butts made of gold, diamonds, emeralds and rubies to form the Mexican flag, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, July 2011. A top US Justice Department official told lawmakers Tuesday that better controls are needed to help stem the flow of weapons from the United States into Mexico, where they may end up in the hands of drug cartels. (AFP Photo/Yuri Cortez)

        Stacks of U.S. hundred dollar bills are displayed during a presentation to the media in Mexico City November 22, 2011. Soldiers seized more than $15 million from a car in Tijuana during a patrol on Friday, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO – Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)

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