I found this site after looking up one of my Dad's Ships that he'd served on while a member of the Armed Guard during WW2. (SS Elisha Walker). I myself am a retired Chief GM, USN that served from the Vietnam Era to the Persian Gulf Conflict. Anyway, my dad used to tell stories of being at sea, under attack by the Germans, seeing ships sunk in convoys, and of course getting to ports to deliver the cargo. He'd talk of fights in bars, seeing green water coming over the bow, etc. I was on destroyer sized ships myself (4 of them) but have always liked being around older veterans of WWII that seen war at sea.
Thanks for what you do. Bringing to life memories of others is a great thing. My dad is long passed but to me his memories and stories live on.