Granted she was built as a movie prop and used as such but it is sad to see such a majestic ship go down and at least one of the crew lose their life. They are still searching for the captain but he has not been found yet.
EarthLink - U.S. NewsHurricane claims famous tall ship off NC coast
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The final hours of the HMS Bounty were as dramatic as the Hollywood adventure films she starred in, with the crew abandoning ship in life rafts as their stately craft slowly went down in the immense waves churned up by Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina coast.
By the time the first rescue helicopter arrived, all that was visible of the replica 18th-century sailing vessel was a strobe light atop the mighty ship's submerged masts. The roiling Atlantic Ocean had claimed the rest.
The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members by helicopter Monday. Hours later, rescuers found one of the missing crew members, but she was unresponsive. And they were still searching for the captain.
Tall ship's captain still missing; 14 rescued, one dead :: WRAL.com