"Philip Carteret, Seigneur of Trinity (January 22, 1733, Trinity Manor, Jersey - July 21, 1796, Southampton) was a British naval officer and explorer who participated in the Royal Navy's circumnavigation expedition of 1766.
"In 1766 he was made a captain and given the command of the Swallow to circumnavigate the world, as consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis. The two ships were parted shortly after sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Carteret discovering Pitcairn Island and the Carteret Islands, which were subsequently named after him. In 1767, he also discovered a new archipelago inside Saint George's Channel between New Ireland and New Britain Islands (Papua New Guinea) and named it Duke of York Islands , as well as rediscovered the Solomon Islands first sighted by the Spaniard Álvaro de Mendaña in 1568. He arrived back in England, at Spithead, on 20 March 1769."
Carteret discovers Pitcairn.