On April 28, 1789. the crew of the HMS Bounty, returning from Tahiti with a cargo of breadfruit plants, mutinied and set their captain and 17 crew members adrift in a small boat. In a remarkable feat of seamanship, Bligh took the 23-foot boat over 3600 miles, in 41 days, to safety in Indonesia. This is Bligh;s own account of the mutiny and his incredible voyage to safety.
Author: William Bligh
Title: (Original) A voyage to the South sea: undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in the ship's boat.
First Published by: G. Nicol