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Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. Three historic mutinies occurred under his command: The HM Bounty, the Nore and the Run Rebillion in New South Whales. Yet he was considered a capital seaman and good comander.

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Star-Crossed Captain: Vice Admiral William Bligh

Vice Admiral William Bligh is best known for his role in the famed story of the mutiny on HMS Bounty. A skilled seaman, Bligh rose through the ranks of the Royal Navy and acted as sailing master for Captain James Cook on during the explorer's final voyage. Returning home, William Bligh served with distinction during the Napoleonic Wars and saw action at Copenhagen and Camperdown.


The birth of Captain William Bligh, on this day 9th September, 1754. British naval officer who was the victim of three mutinies, the most famous was on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian.


Ernest Shackleton: he made one of the greatest open-ocean small boat journeys ever recorded, saving every man of his stranded Antarctic expedition. This is second only to Capt. William Bligh's navigation of the Pacific in an open ships boat . . .


Portrait of Master William Bligh, John Webber, c. 1776, National Portrait Gallery (Australia).

William Bligh, pictured in his 1792 account of the Mutiny voyage, A Voyage to the South Sea.

William Bligh, Notebook and list of Bounty mutineers, 1789, starting with the name of Fletcher Christian...


I love this book. I read it to my Grandfather a couple of years ago while I was up staying with them. I fell in love with this story and the bonding Grandpa and I did while reading it. Google Image Result for

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The first ever Aust. political cartoon, showing the arrest of Gov. William Bligh (yes, he of the Mutany on the Bounty infamy) 1808 in a military coup known as the Rum Rebellion


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