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PETER HEYWOOD midshipman on HMS BOUNTY

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PETER HEYWOOD midshipman on HMS BOUNTY

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:52 pm

1989  Peter Heywood Bounty.jpg
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This stamp issued by the Island of Man shows us Peter Heywood (1772-1831) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Heywood in Matavai Bay, Tahiti, The outrigger under sail is a “va’a motu”, while the other craft is most probably a ship's boat of the HMS PANDORA. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13414&p=19343&hilit=va%27a+motu#p1934

He was on his first voyage midshipman on board HMS BOUNTY to Tahiti. When the BOUNTY was taken over by the mutineers they tried to settle in Tubai Island, about 400 miles south of Tahiti, but the hostile natives made it more desirable to return to Tahiti,
Sixteen mutineers remained in Tahiti under which Peter Heywood, while Christian, eight mutineers, six native men, 12 women, and a little girl sailed on to find an uninhabited island.
Peter Heywood it was said to have been an unwilling participant in the mutiny, was brought back to England and found guilty at the court-martial of “not having endeavored to suppress it”, but he was later pardoned and had a distinguished naval career.

Source: watercraft Philately 1989 page 32.
Isle of Man 1989 30p sg 412, scott 391.
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