My favorite ship? USS Enterprise. NCC-1701
Seriously, my favorite ship is probably the RMS Brittanic. The ship was excellent, and benefitted immensely from Titanic's failure, and was unfortunately torpedoed in the Mediterranean by a German U-Boat. Someone made a comment about "How can you like the Brittanic?...it sank in half the time of the Titanic?"
You get shot by a few torpedoes and see how long you stay afloat. I'd assume considerably longer than if you'd done 12 sq. ft. of damage to an iceberg and taken too long to notice the irreversible flooding.