Cripe !!!There's way too many of these stories that start with "just one more trip before lay up".
One ended up with a ship caught in the ice off Muskegon with the crew trying to walk 7 miles through ice bergs in a -30 wind chill.
I saw it when it was on PBS. Very good documentary.I have a DVD titled November Requiem about the Bradley sinking. It contains recollections of the family members of the lost crewmen, of Frank Mays, and the effort to recover the ship's bell.
Years back I was a master diver down south. I dove a lot of wrecks. It's a very humbling experience to swim through the hold of a sunken ship and know what happened to it but I was always drawn to do it until I moved to Michigan in 86. Most of my dives were in sunken WW2 ships.
Someone once asked what it was like and my explanation was that it was like swimming through a grave yard. The very weird part was that we never saw a body or even a skeleton.