From: Fishers Indiana
I don't want to be a spoiler here, since you've just ordered the book, but in at least one case "Widder (Schiff 21)" vs. "Davisian", British sailors were THOUGHT to be seen running towards their ship's 3.7cm and 2cm AA guns, after her boats had started to lower.
In any case, his trial is controversial, and I think many cases of "I saw this/he saw that", while maybe true, maybe not, were used as gospel in the trial.
Just one man's opinion.
I think on the whole they were honorable men, many having served in WW1, that were playing by rules the rest of the world had shelved.
I have a subtle and cunning plan.