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Ernest Shackleton: he made one of the greatest open-ocean small boat journeys ever recorded, saving every man of his stranded Antarctic expedition. This is second only to Capt. William Bligh's navigation of the Pacific in an open ships boat . . .

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Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. Three historic mutinies occurred under his command: The HM Bounty, the Nore and the Run Rebillion in New South Whales. Yet he was considered a capital seaman and good comander.

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from About.com Education

Star-Crossed Captain: Vice Admiral William Bligh

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from The Daily Quiz Blog of Dreamz Quiz Clubs

Daily Question # 361

The first ever Aust. political cartoon, showing the arrest of Gov. William Bligh (yes, he of the Mutany on the Bounty infamy)...in 1808 in a military coup known as the Rum Rebellion

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Great Britons: William Bligh – Infamous for the Mutiny on the Bounty But Sold Short by History

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The birth of Captain William Bligh, on this day 9th September, 1754. British naval officer who was the victim of two mutinies, the most famous was on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian. by B. Lowe

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