William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Tuesday, 28, April, 2009

Happy Mutiny!

Filed under: History — williamthecoroner @ 19:30

blighOn 28 April, 1789, the crew of HMS Bounty mutinied, deciding it was better to stay in the south seas rather than go back to England.

Captain Bligh took the loyal members of the crew, 3,400 miles, in an open boat to safety in Timor.

1 Comment »

  1. That man was a Sailor!

    IIRC, not one of the men with him died during his feat of navigation and seamanship, but several died of “over-eating” once they made landfall in Timor.

    Comment by Sendarius — Tuesday, 28, April, 2009 @ 20:44 | Reply

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