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A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
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Captain William Bligh:
What's your name?
Seaman Thomas Ellison: Thomas Ellison, sir. Pressed into service. I've got a wife, a baby!
Captain William Bligh: I asked your name, not the history of your misfortunes.
Captain Bligh is shown keel hauling a sailor for a minor offense. The British Navy discontinued the practice around 1720, decades before the Bounty sailed. The French and Dutch navies discontinued keel hauling in 1750, 37 years before the Bounty's voyage.
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