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Bledsoe taking command -- not mutiny?


So what was the deal with that? It seemed like Bledsoe was taking over command of the ship without Richardson's consent... which, unless they changed naval law, is known as mutiny. And yet, on the whole, Richardson seemed pretty OK with it. (Is there such a thing as an amicable mutiny?)

Or was it that Bledsoe was taking over ostensibly because Richardson was incapacitated, and Richardson was resigned to the fact that he really wasn't in good shape and couldn't win the argument -- with Bledsoe, with the crew, or with a naval inquiry (if it came to that)?


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It seemed like Bledsoe was taking over command of the ship without Richardson's consent... which, unless they changed naval law, is known as mutiny.


And just what is your background to state what Naval Law is?

There are circumstances in which a Commanding Officer is legally relieved of command and the XO takes over as Commanding Officer... and that's NOT mutiny.

Or was it that Bledsoe was taking over ostensibly because Richardson was incapacitated, and Richardson was resigned to the fact that he really wasn't in good shape...


BINGO! we have a winner here folks.



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And just what is your background to state what Naval Law is?


That part of my comment was tongue-in-cheek. Sorry you took offense to it.



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That part of my comment was tongue-in-cheek. Sorry you took offense to it.


Not "offense" per se...
Just a tad sensitive to armchair commando types.

Not saying you are, but that's how that line came across. When you're inundated with armchair military experts on a daily basis, one can be a little quick on the trigger.




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