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  1. Crash

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Yeah, I agree with Mgineo.  If she tried to get off the dock, all she'd have done is created some of her own carnage.  Now she might should got the hell off the port side of her boat!
  2. Crash

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Another interesting footnote is that they did in the end, "give up the ship."  Chesapeake struck to Shannon.Phillip Brooke, Capt of HMS Shannon was seriously wounded as well during the battle, but would survive his injuries.
  3. Crash

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    We have a saying in the aviation world that goes something along the lines of "exercising superior judgement so you don't need to exercise superior airmanship to save yourself.  Substitute seamanship for airmanship.  In this case (just a vessel re-positioning apparently from Seafood Fest to home...
  4. Crash

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Sailronin, You are undoubtedly right,  and I didn't mean to imply that dropped anchors would have prevented any of the impacts...only that they might have helped mitigate them/lessen the severity of them. Without a tug/tow already hooked up, the anchor was the only hope, however slim.  I loved...
  5. Crash

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Anybody ever hear of an anchor?  Promptly deployed when first lost control of engines might have helped mitigate the shenanigans...repeated 5 blasts of the ships whistle wouldn't have hurt either.  


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