Robert Pitcairn (1753 - 1770)

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Birthplace: Burntisland
Death: Died in lost at sea
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About Robert Pitcairn

Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific (known chiefly for its part in the mutiny on the Bounty) was named for Robert, who was a midshipman in the British navy. While on watch on a voyage led by Captain Philip Carteret, he was the first to sight the unknown island on July 3, 1767.

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Midshipman Robert Pitcairn (Royal Navy)'s Timeline

1753
1753
Burntisland
1770
1770
Age 17
lost at sea