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Bligh(blī), William 1754-1817.
British naval officer who as captain of the HMS Bounty was set adrift in the South Pacific by his mutinous crew (1789).
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(Biography) William. 1754–1817, British admiral; Governor of New South Wales (1806–9), deposed by the New South Wales Corps: as a captain, commander of H.M.S. Bounty when the crew mutinied in 1789
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William, 1754–1817, British naval officer: captain of H.M.S. Bounty, the crew of which mutinied 1789.
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|Noun||1.||Bligh - British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)|
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