The Death of Captain Bligh

Today is the 200th anniversary of the death of William Bligh, best kbown as the British Royal Navy officer in command of HMAV Bounty during the mutiny aboard that ship in 1789. After being set adrift in Bounty‘s> launch by the mutineers, Bligh and his loyal men reached Timor, a journey of 3,618 nautical miles (4,164 miles or 6,701 kilometers). Seventeen years after the Bounty mutiny, on August 13, … Continue reading The Death of Captain Bligh