William Bligh

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British admiral

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King was replaced by the fiery disciplinarian, Captain William Bligh RN, appointed in the belief that he could effectively enforce the rule of the civil power over the military and their associates.
For which historical event is Captain William Bligh best known?
The eight mutineers cast their captain, William Bligh, and loyal crew members adrift in a small boat and, with six Polynesian men, 12 Polynesian women and a small girl, settled on the island where they remained undiscovered for 18 years.
Nobody doubts that William Bligh was an extraordinarily capable seaman.
Imagine a South Pacific paradise, steeped in the 18th century history of Captain James Cook and William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame.
On April 28, 1789, there was a mutiny on the HMS Bounty as rebelling crew members of the British ship led by Fletcher Christian set the captain, William Bligh, and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.
Hopkins, who played Lieutenant William Bligh, the captain of the mutinied ship, was even more generous with his time.
According to the locals, the Australian team is in crisis, Ricky Ponting is the worst captain since William Bligh, the batsmen are scratching around like hungry emus and the bowlers have replaced thunderbolts with pies.
From where has a team set off to recreate the voyage of Captain William Bligh, who was set adrift from HMS Bounty in 1789?
Only about two years after he returned to England after the disaster of the HMS Bounty, Captain William Bligh set off again to finish what he had started.
The Bounty became famous for the maritime mutiny of 1789 when Master Mate Fletcher Christian and some of the crew rebelled against the leadership of Captain William Bligh during the voyage to Tahiti and the West Indies.
She only had two commanders: Lieutenant William Bligh and Fletcher Christian who took command through mutiny.
In 1787, Lieutenant William Bligh and his crew sailed the newly-commis- sioned His Majesty's Armed Vessel Bounty out of Spithead, England, on course for the Pacific Island of Otaheite (Tahiti) to procure breadfruits for transplantation in the West Indies.
The notebook of William Bligh (MS5393) and the List of Mutineers http://nationaltreasures.