Good book on the Flying Enterprise
In the winter of 1952, Kurt Carlsen was captain of this freighter whose cargo shifted in a mid-Atlantic rogue wave, leaving her a dead ship, listing 60+ degrees with a cracked hull and unshipped rudder. He successfully got his crew and passengers off and stayed with the ship over the harrowing days that it took to get her under tow. The story is a real classic and very gripping. The end is shocking.
'Simple Courage' by Frank Delaney
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”