Brief Note on the loss of HMS Bounty, a replica tall ship.
1) Without helicopter rescue, looks like nobody would have survived. Makes sense that these ships would not have carried life-rafts, since any storm that sank your ship would also make your life-raft useless.
2) Two men died because they were swept overboard getting into the life raft. A worthwhile reminder that life-rafts really are a last resort, not an option to be used if your ship "might" sink. (It looks here like there was no 'might' involved though).
3) That is insane, I can't believe people did this before airplanes, radios, diesel engines and weather forecasting. In another era this would have been a ship that disappeared with all hands, like so many others.