Mutiny Magnet

After losing the HMS Bounty to the mutiny lead by his former friend Fletcher Christian, in 1789, William Bligh was later (1797) given command of HMS Director which he also lost to mutiny.

When he was Governor of New South Wales, Australia (1806-1810), colonists forced Bligh to flee to Tasmania during the Rum Rebellion, which was later declared to be illegal and was declared a mutiny.

Image: Robert Dodd [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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