Ship’s logbook which mentions Bounty mutineers sold for $65,000

Published on November 27th, 2009 | by Admin


A logbook from the HMS Briton which mentions the island inhabited by the descendants of the mutinous crew of the Bounty has sold at auction.

On Saturday September 17 1814, his curling script recorded: “Several canoes came onboard.

“Found the island inhabited by the descendants of Mr F Christian. Mutinous crew of the Bounty settled here AD 1788 (sic).

“Nine Englishmen, 11 Tahitian women and some men first settled here, burnt the Bounty.

“They speak good English, likewise Tahitian language, at present are 48 inhabitants.”

Royal Navy warships spent 25 years scouring the ocean for any trace of the mutineers who set captain William Bligh adrift in an open boat after seizing control of HMS Bounty in 1789.

[Full story]

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • Question of the Moment

    History in the making. November 8, 2016.

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Art Artifacts Bones Burials China Construction Egypt Egyptians England Food & Drink Fossils Humans Israel Italy Medieval Remains Romans Scotland Shipwrecks Tombs Turkey Underwater WWII
  • Archives