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Richard Skinner, Able Seaman

H.M.S. Bounty

contributed by Norma HILLMAN, Lakeland, FL

Richard Skinner, born 1765, died August 30, 1791 was an "able seaman" on the HMS Bounty and was one of the mutineers. The mutineers sailed the Bounty to Tahiti where they once had enjoyed the hospitality of the natives. Nine of the Mutineers left Tahiti, but Richard Skinner stayed there. Richard was captured and put on the H.M.S. Pandora. In the early morning of August 39, 1791 the Pandora sank having hit a barrier reef off the Australian Coast at night and the following mutineers drowned at sea:

George Stewart

John Sumner

Richard Skinner

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