December 7, 1817: Death of William Bligh. Bligh is best-known for the mutiny that occurred during his command of the HMS Bounty in 1789, but it was not his only brush with disaster. Earlier, he had been a member of Captain Cook's last, and fatal, voyage. In 1797, he was one of the captains subject to the Spithead Mutiny. And, in while Governor of New South Wales, a conflict between Bligh and the colonists resulted in the Rum Rebellion of 1808.

The birth on this day September, 1754 of William Bligh, British Naval Officer who was the victim of two mutinies the most famous on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Bligh - the man who was mutinied (on the Bounty)

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The arrest of Bligh propaganda cartoon from around 1810 ( after the Bounty Bligh was appointed governor of NSW and experienced his second mutiny - a coup)

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Captain William Bligh. Marooned with 17 men in an open boat in the middle of the Pacific after the mutiny on HMS Bounty, Bligh demonstrated outstanding leadership, seamanship, and navigation by sailing 4000 miles to safety.  Bligh's voyage is one of the great survival efforts in history. He later commanded ships-of-the-line during the Napoleonic Wars, showing both courage and merit.

Captain William Bligh. Marooned with 17 men in an open boat in the middle of the Pacific after the mutiny on HMS Bounty, Bligh demonstrated outstanding leadership, seamanship, and navigation by sailing 4000 miles to safety. Bligh's voyage is one of the great survival efforts in history. He later commanded ships-of-the-line during the Napoleonic Wars, showing both courage and merit.

The mutineers turning Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from the Bounty, 29 April 1789

28 April the Bounty mutineers, led by the vessel’s master’s mate Fletcher Christian, set their captain, Lt William Bligh, and 18 loyal members of the crew adrift in a launch in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.

The Trials and Triumphs of Captain William Bligh RN  Mutiny on the Bounty 1972

The Trials and Triumphs of Captain William Bligh RN Mutiny on the Bounty 1972

CAPTAIN WILLIAM BLIGH Caroline Graham Philip Weate 1972 MuTinY on the BouNTY

CAPTAIN WILLIAM BLIGH Caroline Graham Philip Weate 1972 MuTinY on the BouNTY

The Mutiny On Board H.M.S. Bounty William Bligh 1981 Hardback & Dust Jacket

The Mutiny On Board H.M.S. Bounty William Bligh 1981 Hardback & Dust Jacket

William Bligh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cruise ship information from South Florida, Navy travel to Key West, French Caribbean islands, and history of the 1789 Mutiny on board HMS Bounty.

Portrait of Mrs. William Bligh, by John Webber

william bligh, half length in a yellow dress with a blue bow and lace collar, a blue hat and shawl

WILLIAM BLIGH: born at Tinten Manor in St Tudy between Camelford and Wadebridge on 9 September 1754. He sailed with Captain Cook on the latter’s second (and final) voyage around the world. In 1787 he captained the 'Bounty' on a trip to obtain plant specimens from the West Indies. The story of the mutiny is well-documented. It is said that this was due to the harsh treatment of his men by Bligh, but there is some dispute about this.     ✫ღ⊰n

WILLIAM BLIGH: born at Tinten Manor in St Tudy between Camelford and Wadebridge on 9 September 1754. He sailed with Captain Cook on the latter’s second (and final) voyage around the world. In 1787 he captained the 'Bounty' on a trip to obtain plant specimens from the West Indies. The story of the mutiny is well-documented. It is said that this was due to the harsh treatment of his men by Bligh, but there is some dispute about this. ✫ღ⊰n

William Bligh Painting - William Bligh Fine Art Print - Leigh Banks

William Bligh Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Leigh Banks

William Bligh by Leigh Banks

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