William Bligh

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British admiral

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A GROUP of four adventurers set sail from Tonga in a bid to re-enact the epic 4,400-mile survival voyage of Captain William Bligh of HMS Bounty fame when he was cast adrift by mutineers in 1789.
It was the year that the United States stopped importing slaves; that Captain William Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty notoriety) faced mutiny for the second time to be turfed out as governer of New South Wales; that Russia invaded Finland while Britain and its allies fought Napoleon in Spain and Portugal; that the original Covent Garden opera house burned down; and that a deaf Beethoven conducted the first performance of his Fifth Symphony in Vienna.
His father duly released him and, after a number of trips, Flinders joined Captain William Bligh on a voyage to find plants that could provide cheap food for the Empire's Caribbean slaves.
On 26 January 1808, exactly twenty years after the founding of the colony of New South Wales, an insurrection by the New South Wales Corps (NSWC) led to the arrest of the governor, Captain William Bligh RN, and replacement of the colonial government by the military power.
All of this happened hundreds of miles away from London, and yet William Bligh was operating on orders from home, largely Banks's, whose strings really did extend that far.
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.
95 [pounds sterling]) by Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) gives an account of the way in which the famous mutiny left the HMS Bounty stranded in the Pacific Ocean and shows how Lieutenant William Bligh navigated his men to safety on Pitcairn Island, using only a sextant and pocket watch.
The vivid narrative is based on the actual mutiny against Captain William Bligh of HMS Bounty in 1789.
Mutiny on the Bounty is the tale of the British Royal Navy sailing ship and the conflict between Captain William Bligh and his executive officer, Fletcher Christian, during their lengthy voyage from Britain to the South Seas in pursuit of breadfruit plants.
On which ship was William Bligh the victim of a famous mutiny?
1789: The crew of HMS Bounty, led by acting lieutenant Fletcher Christian, mutinied against commanding lieutenant William Bligh in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas: some would eventually settle on the Pitcairn Islands, where their descendants still live.