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Bligh, William

Pronunciation: /blī/
(1754–1817), British naval officer; captain of HMS Bounty. In 1789, part of his crew, led by the first mate Fletcher Christian, mutinied and set Bligh adrift in an open boat. Bligh landed safely at Timor, nearly 4,000 miles (6,400 km) away, a few weeks later.

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