The Caine Mutiny, a novel by Herman Wouk, won the 1951 Pulitzer Prize.

Derived from Wouk’s personal experiences aboard destroyer-minesweepers in the Pacific during WWII, the novel deals with the moral and ethical decisions made at sea by a ship captain.

The non- violent mutiny takes place during Typhoon Cobra, in December 1944.

The court-martial of the mentally-unstable Captain provides the dramatic climax to the plot.

In 1954, the novel was made into a motion picture starring Humphrey Bogart.