SHIPWRECK can splice a cable, plot a gunnery solution, navigate through shallow waters, and keep the helm on a steady heading through the eye of a storm in twenty foot seas while eating a runny fried-egg sandwich with mayonnaise on it. A knowledgeable chief with hands-on experience in most naval vessels up to frigate class, he is a strong hand-to-hand fighter as well, and can be counted on to put the enemy out of commission and take names when boarding hostile ships. It is quite telling that none of the other G. I. JOE team ever calls SHIPWRECK "swabbie" or "sailor-boy." It's just not worth the risk! GUNG HO has been heard to remark that SHIPWRECK is the last guy he would want to get into a knife-fight with. This is not to say that he isn't a likeable and sociable individual. On the contrary, he is always the first at the mike on karaoke night, and can perform a number of amusing tricks with his tattoos. Why is it that COBRA B.A.T.s rub him the wrong way? Because they leak 40 weight oil on his fresh-swabbed decks, that's why!
"I've never seen a more useless crew of lubbers as the G. I. JOE team at sea. If it wasn't for a salty dog like me, they'd all get swept overboard at the first squall."