Frank Worsley Captain
A New Zealander, Worsley ran away to sea at 16, apprenticing on a wool clipper,
and went on to become an expert sailor with the Royal Naval Reserve in England.
Despite some eccentricities - claiming that his cabin was too stuffy, for
instance, he slept every night on the passageway floor - he was respected and
would truly earn his salt when he navigated Shackleton's lifeboat the
James Caird across 800 miles of dangerous seas to South Georgia