The Silent Service - The Eyes of the Seawolf
TV-Series

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1957

 

Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact...
Rudy Gervais: Leonard Nimoy 

A Two Dolphins Production

Dir.: Sobey Martin
Executive prod.: Rear Admiral Thomas Dykers U.S.N. (Ret.)
Producer: George M. Cahan

Lt. Commander Fred Warder: Mort Mills
Commander Deragon: Carl Betz
Orv. Loesch: Arthur Batanides
Trask: Wally Richard
Tom Jessup: Duane Grey
Garvey: William Kendis
Eckberg: Frank Savage
Lt Commander: Martin Smith
Rudy Gervais: Leonard Nimoy 

In this episode the announcer -- Rear Admiral Thomas Dykers U.S.N. (Ret.) --  introduces two cruises of the USS Seawolf which helped to solve one of the most mysteries of the wild sea.
It happened again and again that torpedos did not take off. So all endeauvours by the people involved had been in vain. 

altThe plot: The crew of the submarine Seawolf listens to the radio where wrong information is announced. Amongst the news is the sad message that their submaine has been sunk.

Some joke about it, some rather had the radio switched off.
altA note is handed in: The enemy is heading for Christmas Island where a convoy is progressing. "We can't do anything about it.", Commander Deragon states. "Well, we're sunk!", Commander Warder teases him. "Haven't you heard about it?"
They attakt the convoy. Due to the fact that topedos explode prematurely or not at all the battle continues from March 31st to April 1st 1942 until they destroyed all ships. The Seawolf heads for Australia to rest. 
In the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance Representative Southwest Pacific Area the topic of the failing torpedoes is discussed. The responsible commander assumes that the failure might be caused by inexperienced crew members. 
In November the Seawolf operates in the Philipines. Gervais gets the coordinates. Taking pictures of the release of the torpedos helps them to discover the failure of the torpedos.  

 

In general : 
Christopher Dark

Lt. Cdr. James Dempsey: DeForest Kelley

Dayforth: Ross Elliott

Morton: Ken Mayer

Walker: Craig Stevens

Captain: Liam Sullivan

Welch: Peter Hansen

Russo: Ward Wood

Rudi Gervais: Leonard Nimoy

Guerilla: Clarence Lung

Officer: Wayne Mallory

Miller: Ray Stricklyn

German Captain: Kurt Kreuger

 

The Silent Service was a 1957–1958 syndicated anthology television series based on actual events in the submarine section of the United States Navy. The Silent Service was narrated by Rear Admiral Thomas M. Dykers, who retired from the Navy in 1949 after twenty-two years of service. He began each episode with this refrain: "Tonight, we bring you another thrilling episode of Silent Service stories, of warfare under the sea."

 
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