"'Listen to me, you stupid bunch of knuckleheads,' a foghorn voice shouted. It was a voice that could have belonged only to a tough boatswain's mate. 'This raft ain't big enough for us all to get in it. We've got to put the wounded in here and the rest of us just hang on to the sides. That way it'll hold us all up.'"
—Thomas Helm, Ordeal by Sea: The Tragedy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, 1963 (New York: Signet, 2001), 102–103