In my 22 years in the Navy (most of which were on Destroyer type vessels) I have only one clear memory that stands out regarding the Commanding Officers I served under. Captain Kesteloot was the C.O. at the time USS Lockwood was executing a course change in the Gulf of Tonkin when the engine room signaled a loss of feed water to the boilers and a commensurate loss of power to the propulsion system. The ship had just begun turning away from what was an in-line with the coast position and had the decision to continue with the turn be made, she (the ship) would have presented a broadside "target" to the North Vietnamese gunners. Captain Kesteloot ordered the rudder amidships and continued a heading directly towards the coast until feed water was restored. He thereby presented a much smaller target and possibly placed the vessel under the normal targeting of the Artillery until such time as normal power enabled the ship to maneuversafely out of range to more distant waters.
NOTE: I was a radioman on The Lockwood and am repeating what was told to me by those more likely in the know regarding this account. If I have erred in the telling, I'm sure I will hear about it. I will hold Captain Kesteloot's memory dearly.
God Bless the family..