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The bloodless mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against Captain Bligh has made the Bounty’s story one of the most famous sea tales of all time. In December 1787 the Bounty set out with a crew of 46 volenteers from Spithead England enroute to Tahiti, to collect breadfruit trees. Then to deliver her precious cargo to the Caribbean. On the homeward bound voyage from Tahiti, the crew mutinied. The first mate, Fletcher Christian and the mutineers forced Bligh into the ship's launch with the remaining 18 loyal seaman. Together the crew and Captain Bligh set out in an open boat with only five days worth of rations. After 40 days on the open sea they reached Timor
and could then return to England. Bligh’s navigational skills during this perilous voyage were a remarkable feat never equalled to this day. The mutineers
returned to Tahiti, where about half of them settled, while the rest continued to Pitcairn Island where they set fire and sunk the
Bounty. Today their fair haired descendants still live. Bligh was apointed Captian of another ship, only to be again ousted in
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