This true story takes place during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic, specifically in the year 1943. This was the most prolonged battle of the war---the battle above and below the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea (1939-1945). The details of the story are based on a US seaman's journals and letters and the ship's log reports while he was traveling on convoys in 1943 and a German U-boat commander's war diary and battle logs during this same period. The battle accounts and details cover a specific six-month period during 1943 when the action unfolded. Reports and journals combine firsthand accounts of deadly combat from both men. Battle decisions made onboard their vessels resulted in many lives being lost and saved. This isolated encounter gives a brief insight into the fears, courage, and heroism of two men and how their lives forever changed.