Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. Three historic mutinies occurred under his command: The HM Bounty, the Nore and the Run Rebillion in New South Whales. Yet he was considered a capital seaman and good comander.
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