Today marks the anniversary of the Bounty mutiny in 1789, when Fletcher Christian took the ship and cast Captain Bligh adrift in the Pacific ocean.
Bligh successfully navigated to Timor, a voyage of 47 days and over 3600 miles in an open boat - a remarkable feat by anyone's standards.
It's also worth noting that Bligh wasn't in fact the cruel and ruthless captain that history has portrayed him as. He was a superb navigator and seaman, much admired by Captain Cook and eventually made Admiral. He was also exonerated by the court marshall after the Bounty incident.