HMS Bounty Crew List 1787 - Mutiny On The Bounty




1787 - 1790

This list contains the 46 crew and officers of the HMS Bounty when it left England in 1787 under the command of Captain Bligh.

The events of the voyage are well known. After the mutiny, nine crew members went on to Pitcairn Island, sixteen were left in Tahiti and 18 sailed with Captain Bligh on his epic voyage.

The nine to Pitcairn were; ADAMS, BROWN, CHRISTIAN, MARTIN, McCOY, MILLS, QUINTAL, WILLIAMS and YOUNG. Descendants of many of these are now resident on Norfolk Island.

* = Mutineer + = Loyalist detained by the mutineers.

The Crew

John Adams - Also sailed as Alexander Smith *

Captain William Bligh - Commander

William Brown - Gardener's Assistant*

Thomas Burkett - Able Seaman*

Michael Byrn - Able Seaman +

Fletcher Christian - Master's Mate*

Charles Churchill - Master-At-Arms

William Cole - Boatswain

Joseph Coleman - Armourer +

Thomas Ellison - Able Seaman*

William Elphinstone - Master's Mate

John Fryer - Master

Thomas Hall - Ship's Cook

John Hallet - Midshipman

Thomas Hayward - Midshipman

Peter Heywood - Midshipman*

Henry Hilbrant - Cooper*

Thomas Huggan - Surgeon

Robert Lamb - Butcher

Lawerence Lebogue - Sail maker

Thomas Denman Ledward - Surgeon's Assistant

Peter Linkletter - Quartermaster

Isacc Martin - Able Seaman*

William McCoy - Able Seaman*

Thomas McIntosh - Carpenter's Mate +

John Mills - Gunner's Mate*

John Millward - Able Seaman*

James Morrison - Boatswain's Mate*

William Muspratt - Cook's Assistant*

David Nelson - Gardener

Charles Norman - Carpenter's Mate +

John Norton - Quartermaster

William Peckover - Gunner

William Purcell - Carpenter

Matthew Quintal - Able Seaman*

John Samuel - Captain's Clerk

George Simpson - Quartermaster's Mate

Richard Skinner - Able Seaman*

John Smith - Captain's Servant

Alexander Smith - Able Seaman*

George Stewart - Midshipman

John Sumner - Able Seaman*

Mathew Thompson - Able Seaman*

Robert Tinkler - Midshipman

James Valentine - Able Seaman

John Williams - Able Seaman*

Edward Young - Midshipman

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