Although strictly speaking fiction, how about "The Cruel Sea"? A novel based on the author's WW2 experience of Atlantic convoy escort duty.
The Cruel Sea
Nicholas Monsarrat - The Cruel Sea
UK & US
Second World War Novel
Cassell & Co, London
Knopf, New York
Publication date 1951
Pages 416 (Cassell) 509 (Knopf)
The Cruel Sea is a 1951 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. It follows the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. It contains seven chapters, each describing a year during the war.
The novel, based on the author's experience of serving in corvettes in the North Atlantic in the Second World War, gives a matter-of-fact but moving portrayal of ordinary men learning to fight and survive in a violent, exhausting battle against the elements and a ruthless enemy.