I think it would be more apparent that the ship isn't completely submerged if the reflection were made to look more like a reflection and less like a continuance of the ship. Maybe the reflection needs to be screened back some or something... I dunno. If I did, my work would look like yours. Nice work. Damned nice work.
Excellent piece. The fact that this was created in Illustrator amazes me, since I find Illustrator a little bit awkward to use.
I like your explanation of the piece, but I don't really think the captain standing there looks right. I think it would of been a hell of a lot better to simply show the sole light on, as you have, and viewers would automatically think the captain was inside this room. The way you've done it makes it look almost as if the ship isn't underwater at all, because there you have the captain, outside.
Great picture, i ever like those military things (even if idon't like their use) they are heavy, sharps and full of metal. I very like also the very cold and quiet, i'm just waiting to see some ghost.
Great work !