McCain was on the Forrestal when some really bad things happened. I was not there. But it was close in time. I sat through the training films several times. I never did any carrier traps. My Oscar vehicle was too small of a Deuce.
I watched the Argentine vs. Britain soccer match in the nightly news. What surprised me was how the Vulcans had to AAR many times just to get there, 4,000 away. I think there was a YT video of it (or an actual movie. I don't remember which, but it was fascinating.)