Movie Fact #785 – June 17th, 2015:

The ship built for the 1962 film “Mutiny on the Bounty”, based on the novel “Mutiny on the Bounty” by author Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall that retells the real-life 1789 mutiny aboard the HMAV Bounty led by Fletcher Christian against the ship’s captain William Bligh, sadly sank in the Atlantic Ocean after taking on water on October 29, 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. It was off of the East Coast of the United States and was last seen with only the masts standing above the water. Two of the crew died. One was the captain, Robin Walbridge, and the other was Claudene Christian. The last name sound familiar? That because Claudene was the real-life direct descendant of Fletcher Christian. Sadly both a cinematic and historical piece of time died that day.

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