Ernest Shackleton: he made one of the greatest open-ocean small boat journeys ever recorded, saving every man of his stranded Antarctic expedition. This is second only to Capt. William Bligh's navigation of the Pacific in an open ships boat . . .
Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. Three historic mutinies occurred under his command: The HM Bounty, the Nore and the Run Rebillion in New South Whales. Yet he was considered a capital seaman and good comander.