What was Sir Ralph’s crew members’ reaction to what he wanted and did with that Inchcape bell?
That’s difficult to guess. But from a crew member’s words “But I wish we could hear the Inchcape Ball” it seems that they did not accept this from heart and they were regretful for their deed. But they had no option other than doing what their master asked them to do.
I think that Sir Ralph was a pirate and his men obeyed him as their captain so no one opposed him.