Do you have a page number for the Red October "He was good ship" quote? It popped up on my watchlist & I was going to put a citation-needed tag because it's always good to have a page number on quotes, but then I realized you might still have the book handy, which would be lots more convenient. So if you could, that'd be great. (If you don't have the book on hand any more, then don't worry about it.)
I've read about half of Clancy's Jack Ryan series, and Hunt for Red October is definitely my favorite. How many have you read so far? Clear and Present Danger is my favorite of the movies though, although the movie of Red October isn't bad.