I was on a frigate crossing the Atlantic to West Indies and went through this hurricane for about 14 hours. It was scary even for a salty matelot. Remember taking a broadside that set up a 45 degree roll causing water to pour into a generator air intake and stopping it. We had to divert to Norfolk US Naval base to get repairs done to upper deck damage and replace the generator turbo charger which was trashed. There was a nice silver lining though because Billy Joel was doing some concerts in Norfolk and the US repair unit persuaded him to come onboard us and do an hour mini concert on our flight deck for free. Loved the bloke ever since.