BOOK PLYMOUTH HOTELS

William Bligh
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Plymouth, Devon
Born on 9th of September 1754
Died in London

1754 - 1817. Naval Officer and Captain of the Bounty


Went to sea at age 15. 1787 chosen by Joseph Banks to command Bounty on a voyage to Tahiti to collect breadfruit tree and introduce to West Indies. On return voyage Fletcher Christian led mutiny and he and 18 men were cast adrift. Travelled 4,000 miles and reached East Timor. Served under Admiral Nelson, Governor of New South Wales. Promoted to Admiral on retirement in 1811.

Links:
http://www.historynet.com/magazines/british_heritage/3027261.htm Biography
internal link Buried here

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to William Bligh?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

6344 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. - Aldous Huxley
More Quotes

On this day:
Anti Vietnam Protest at American Embassy - 1966, Death of a Rolling Stone - 1969, Branson Crosses Atlantic in Hot-Air Balloon - 1987, Parliament Returns Stone of Scone - 1996
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages