Moments After A Cruise Ship Left New York, A Nightmare Unfolded That Resulted In Mutiny

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It’s just after 3:00 a.m. on July 2, 1978, and passengers on board the S.S. America are angry. The people are so incensed, in fact, that they’re shouting, “We want to get off!” And, unsurprisingly, the chanting will soon be followed by violence. Yet this isn’t a naval insurgence; instead, it’s a mutiny. What’s more, the revolt is rather bizarrely happening on a cruise ship.