I knew quite a few WWII vets who had served on them prior to, or during, WWII. So I was able to acquire a good deal of firsthand info about life aboard those little old tincans. Most spoke well of them--all things considered--but they were certainly not for everybody. Some men really suffered on them because of their 'lively' characteristics, and got transf'd off them as soon as they could.
Others, however, remained extremely attached to them & could recall in minute detail what flushdeck life was like, 50/60/70 years later, etc.