Apr 28, 1789:Mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Three weeks into a journey from Tahiti to the West Indies, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat, and the Bounty set course for Tubuai south of Tahiti.
April 28, 1789: MUTINY ON HMS BOUNTY There is 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 others adrift in a launch in the South Pacific. Bligh and most of the men with him reached Timor in 47 days.