Good news! I've heard back from Jonathan and he's still working on the game! It has changed format once again and now shows side-on view of the subject ship which is now a Fletcher class DD (much potential scenario material). Jonathan's rationale is; "...so that the upper decks could be represented. I just think the full story can't be told without them." which makes sense to me.
He's getting close to having an updated playtest kit ready for download to get the game tested and worked over by a wider audience so please stay tuned.
In the meantime, here's a photo of the current playtest game: