Every December 7th I think of an article in an old American Heritage magazine (April 1966). It is the account of the Pearl Harbor attack from the perspective of Seaman Stephen Bower Young, mess cook, inside the USS Oklahoma.
The USS Oklahoma was a 583 foot (178m) long battleship displacing over 27,000 tons which on December 7, 1941 was hit by torpedoes and capsized with Seaman Young trapped inside.
It is worth a read. The online article doesn’t include the pictures so I’ve included them here.
Go ahead, read it.