@Bottlenose_Dolphin introduced me to the game. He's my irl long distance boyfriend (by long distance I mean literal continents apart), so we spend a lot of our time playing games.
He didn't actually need to teach me anything other than the basic controls, I improved faster and I've ended up the better Captain. Though we have different playstyles so we're both unique enough to work together pretty well. Since I primarily play Battleship (and cruisers too), whilst he prefers Destroyers (and also cruisers) we like to sortie together and support each other in battle. It's usually just me in voice chat shouting at him to not be a p**** and get in there... I'm one of those crazies who doesn't like sitting at the back whilst he's the timid type, I've often had to encourage him to push up when needs be.
My favourite experience(s) would probably be when I'm being focused in general he's had a tendency of throwing himself in to protect me (proper white knight business - but it's actually because he knows I'll probably dish out more damage in the long run haha).
And finally a number: 55