William Bligh


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Noun1.William Bligh - British admiralWilliam Bligh - British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
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On which ship was William Bligh the victim of a famous mutiny?
Some of the names will be familiar - William Bligh, Francis Drake, Vasco da Gama, Horatio Nelson - but most of the mariners featured here will be new to most people.
april 28, 1789 The Mutiny on the Bounty began as Lt William Bligh and 18 sailors were cast adrift in the South Pacific in an open launch.
Defense attorney William Bligh said he will appeal the verdict.
The ship was fitted with four cannons and sailed from Spithead in 1787 under the command of William Bligh but never completed its assignment due to a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian.
Born in Lincolnshire in 1774 to a family of surgeons, Flinders joined a navy ship aged 16 and a year later was sailing with the notorious Captain William Bligh, formerly of the Bounty, who taught him navigation and chart making.
DuRietz, and former director of the Center for Bibliographical Studies in Uppsala, is the author of several books and articles on Captain William Bligh, the Bounty, and the Pacific.
| 1754: William Bligh, captain of the Bounty, was born.
1789 - Crew of HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, stage mutiny against Captain William Bligh. 1923 - Wembley Stadium opens with an FA Cup match between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham.
1804 - Vice-Admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
Then there was Mutiny earlier this year, a factual series in which Middleton, flanked by eight men, headed up a replica of one of the greatest survival feats in naval history: Captain William Bligh's 4,000-mile voyage from Tonga to Timor.
1513 The Battle of Flodden Field was fought near Branxton in Northumberland, in which James IV of Scotland was defeated and killed by English troops under Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey 1963 Scotland's Jim Clark became the world's youngest motor racing champion at the age of 27 1754 William Bligh, captain of the Bounty, was born.