- May 2011
- Navan, Ireland
Bligh went on to become Post-Captain (most RN officers didn't) and commanded 'Ship of the Line' and was praised by Nelson for his handling of the ship in the Battle of Copenhagen..............
...................But he was doomed, career wise, simply because that kind of hand selected group of co-workers and underlings is simply NOT a real world scenario for higher command.
His progress was stymied by the fact that he Never learned how to make peace with the reality of having to deal with people who ranged from being on your side, to total indifference, to being vehemently opposed.
Involved in two more mutinies ---- but one was actually selected by the men as a Captain they could deal with. The other again he may well have been the 'innocent' party (but again show his diplomatic skills to be lacking?) in dealing with 'corrupt' army officers and 'Australian' merchants.
Christian went on to be (its generally agreed) murdered by his 'shipmates'.