***** The Perfect Storm. The narration and consequences of what was described as the storm of the century. The loss of the Andrea Gale, and the description of the affect on the other ships on the sea during this epic event.
Sebastian Junger.

**** Issac's Storm. The events that occured as a result of another 'storm of the century', the one that flooded Galveston and did incredible destruction and taking of life.
Eric Larson.

**** In the Heart of the Sea. An incredible story of shipwreck, survival (of some) and of what lengths people will go to survive. A major thriller, you-can't-put-it-down epistle.
Nathaniel Philbrick

*** The Lonely Sea. A collection of Alistair Maclean's stories. The highlight of the book was the vignette outlining the sinking of the Bismark. Which meant that it was downhill from there. If you like sea stories, this is the one for you.
Alistair Maclean