- Nov 2011
- Ohio, USA
I agree here. Bligh was in the right, by the times, and he was quite unfortunate. However, I am always something of a fan of the mutineers' "idyll" on Tahiti, so I may have to vote for them here.Nope its of no consequence whatsoever a completely minor foot note in British naval history that 'should be forgotten' (not that any history should be forgotten).
It wasn't even a 'HMS' the boat was too small an unimportant and the only RN officer on the ship was 'Captain' (lieutenant) Bligh. It wasn't even the most bloody or dramatic mutiny of the period --HMS Hermoine a full blown 32-gun frigate the crew mutinied and killed almost all the officers and defected to the Spanish.
Ironically Bligh did have 'radical' views on Naval discipline --- he was very humane and believed flogging should be kept to a minimum , there were sadistic flogging Captains but Bligh wasn't one of them.