Mutiny on the HMS Bounty



Y/M/D Description Place
1784/00/00 The BETHIA is built at the Blaydes shipyard in Hull, Yorkshire. Their yard was at Hessle Cliff on the Humber Estuary on the edge of Kingston upon Hull. Their North End Yard was close to their home at 6 High Street. Blaydes House, Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull
1787/05/23 The Royal Navy buys the BETHIA for 1,950 pounds (about 210,000 pounds in 2016) and renames her the BOUNTY.
1787/06/00 Joseph Banks supervises the refitting of the BOUNTY at the Deptford Dockyard, converting the captain's quarters into a greenhouse with glazed windows, a lead-covered deck and a system to collect the runoff water. Former Office Building Of Royal Dockyard, Deptford, Deptford
1787/10/15 The HMS BOUNTY departs Deptford for Spithead, in the English Channel, to await final orders. Former Office Building Of Royal Dockyard, Deptford, Deptford
1787/12/23 THE BOUNTY, a three year old merchant ship, sets sail from Spithead with a mission to transport breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. Gilkicker Point, Hampshire
1788/10/26 After a voyage of 27,086 nautical miles (50,163 km), the BOUNTY arrives in Matavai Bay, Tahiti. Tahiti, French Polynesia
1789/04/04 The BOUNTY departs Tahiti with over a thousand potted breadfruit plants fitted in the greenhouse.
1789/04/28 Lt William Bligh with a 18-man crew, is force to sail for the East Indian island of Timor in an 23-foot launch.
1789/04/28 Early in the morning about 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of the island of Tofua, Tonga, Fletcher Christian and 25 petty officers and seamen mutiny, taking control of the HMS BOUNTY. Tonga,
1789/06/14 After fending off starvation and murderous Polynesian natives during a hazardous 3,600-mile voyage, Bligh and his crew arrive at Coupang on the Island of Timor. Timor Island,
1790/01/00 Aboard the BOUNTY, Christian and eight others, together with six Tahitian men, a dozen Tahitian women, and a baby girl arrive on Pitcairn Island, an uninhabited island more than 1,000 miles east of Tahiti. Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
1808/02/06 The ship TOPAZ encounters the Pitcairn Islands and the last remaining HMS BOUNTY mutineer, Alexander Smith, whose real name is John Adams. The TOPAZ will set sail after only ten hours. Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
1831/00/00 Decedents of the BOUNTY mutineers move to Tahiti, but unhappy there they will soon returned to Pitcairn. Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
1856/00/00 Pitcairn Islanders, decedents of the BOUNTY mutineers, are relocated to Norfolk Island, a former penal colony nearly 4,000 miles to the west. Norfolk Island, Australia

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Era: Age of Sail

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