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John Fryer

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John Fryer
Born(1753-08-15)15 August 1753
Wells, Norfolk, England
Died26 May 1817(1817-05-26) (aged 63)
Wells, Norfolk, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1781–1812
RankSailing master
Notable eventMutiny on the Bounty

John Fryer RN (15 August 1753 – 26 May 1817) was the sailing master on the HMAV Bounty, a British vessel made famous by the Mutiny on the Bounty. He had the interesting position of being a strong critic of both Captain William Bligh and mutiny leader Fletcher Christian, Despite his anger at Bligh, he did not support the mutiny.