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Updated 11/15/2019


Captain Horne

While not confirmed, the title of this tune may be in reference to Sir George Horne, captain of the HMS Defiance. Defiance was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built in 1783. Her crew mutinied three times, in October 1795 under the command of Captain Horne. HMS Calcutta, Captain William Bligh commanding, was ordered to embark 200 troops and take them alongside in order for the troops to board Defiance and regain control. The threat of the soldiers ended the mutiny. Defiance also mutinied in 1797during the Spithead mutiny, and again in 1798during the rising of the United Irishmen.