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On the second half of its voyage to Australia, the Guardian struck an iceberg and was in immediate danger of sinking. After attempts to repair the ship failed, Riou ordered the majority of the crew into lifeboats. Riou remained with the ship, eventually navigating the badly damaged ship, with the assistance of his remaining crew, back to the Cape of Good Hope.
This 84+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Keywords specific to this image: Australia, convict transport, voyage