William Bligh was a Human captain of the Royal Navy who commanded a small sloop-of-war, called the HMS Bounty in the late 18th century. Bligh became known in Earth history after his crew mutinied. Since then, it has been common to compare Bligh to any captain whose crew is on the verge of a mutiny.
Tom Paris once compared Annorax to Bligh after learning that his Krenim crew was about to mutiny after two hundred years attempting to alter history on board the Krenim weapon ship. (VOY: "Year of Hell, Part II")