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From: Doug Royer
Date: 2007 Sep 21, 14:09 -0700
“The Bounty” by Caroline Alexander
This is a good book with lots of good technical points covered. Very well researched and written.
“…..Seizure of HMS Bounty: Its Cause and Consequence” by Sir John Barrow
A book that explains the thought process of the era and the naval doctrine of the Admiralty. It explains the main causes of the mutiny and the changes to naval doctrine in the years after. Not much in this book to interest navigational interests but it is worth a look for insights into the lives of seafaring people in uniform.
From: Royer, Doug
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 9:57 AM
Subject: RE: [NavList 3240] Emergency navigation
Yes, there is. I read the account a couple
of years ago. It dealt with Bounty’s voyage to
An interesting part of the book was
Bligh’s observation of the transit of Venus while in
I can’t remember the name of the book or the author but it was published no more than 5 years ago. A woman wrote it. I’ll try to get the name of the author and get back to you about it.
The subject of emergency navigation has several times come up in recent posts. I have long wondered if, by chance, anyone has any knowledge of the navigation performed by William Bligh after having been set adrift by the HMS Bounty mutineers. This was, after all one of the more famous historical small boat voyages. Is there any record of a journal having been kept detailing the navigation performed?
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