John Hallett

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John Hallett (1772 - 1794) was a midshipman on HMS Bounty at the time of Fletcher Christian's famed mutiny in April 1789. He was only 15 when he signed on Bounty, and 17 at the time of the mutiny; he accompanied Captain William Bligh on his open boat voyage to the Dutch East Indies.

After his return to England he was promoted to lieutenant. He died on 1 December 1794 in Bedford, England, aged 22.


  • Caroline Alexander The Bounty, Viking 2003
  • Christiane Conway Letters from the Isle of Man - The Bounty-Correspondence of Nessy and Peter Heywood, Published by The Manx Experience, Isle of Man 2005, 182 pages, ISBN 1-873120-77-X