The Hunt for Red October by RobinJRichards

Question 11

In a lighthearted moment 30 seconds before Tuploev's torpedo might destroy them, Ramius asks Jack Ryan about the books he wrote. One was called "The Fighting Sailor" about what WWII admiral? Ramius said Ryan's analysis was all wrong. Then the torpedo hit without blowing up the ship.

Admiral William (Bill) "Bull" Halsey