A great start! Your writing style is strong and fluid, and your scenes take on a life of their own. That was a great way to pull the readers into the story by giving a glimpse of the peril that awaits the ship.
It appears strange things are afoot aboard the good ship Farragut, and our faux-engineer friends are likely involved.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
I appreciate it. I'll post some more in a bit.