Being faced with disaster is always a catastrophe. Being faced with disaster while at sea is an entirely different beast. Navy Seaman 1st Class Jack Yusen had been enlisted in the forces for only a year when he was confronted with the calamity of his ship sinking off the coast of the Philippines. While over 500 lives were lost on that harrowing day, Yusen escaped by the skin of his teeth and lived to tell his tale in this captivating short video taken for History.com. Be sure to check it out - we at Cockpit USA have!