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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Walt Disney film
- In 1954, REDFISH Participated in the Walt Disney Studios
Production of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, fitted with a "dummy" rear fin that
allowed her to double for the surface-running version of Nemo's NAUTILUS in one
of the most dramatic sequences in the film. - Pat Householder
Redfish fitted with "Nautilus fin"
The movie begins with a submarine crashing and everyone
on board dying. Before they crash, they send up a beacon. The Navy finds it and
uses an oil rig's crew, already underwater, to find it.
Around the World Under the Sea
Assault on a Queen (1966)
A group of adventurers refloat a
WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen
Mary. Stars Frank Sinatra, Verna Lisi.
Battle of the Coral Sea, The
The movie The Battle of the Coral Sea was made in 58-59
some time. Cliff Robertson was the skipper in the movie. It was filmed
on the USS Aspro SS- 309. - Marion (Ernie) Crowl
Behind the Door (silent movie)
"A German-American naval officer takes revenge against the German submarine commander
who brutalized his wife."
"This photo taken on August 9, 1919 shows a mixed group of H-8
crew and movie actors including Wallace Beery, (right center, second row), Jane
Novak and Hobart Bosworth, (left center, second row), with USS H-8 in the background
disguised as the German U-98. The real Captain of the boat, Lt Cooke is in his normal
uniform (center front) as is CRM Harold Lintner, kneeling, 1st man, bottom row at
left side of photo. A number of the crew are dressed as German sailors and worked
as extras in the movie. This silent movie was called "Behind the Door".
(click photo to view slightly larger size)
Photo credit: Photo provided by Stan Lintner, his father, Harold
Lintner, served aboard the H-8 as a Chief Radioman. (and thanks to Ric Hedman for
sending a copy to me -DG.) Be sure to visit Ric's website:
Through the Looking Glass
The Colonel and I
The USS Remora was used in the The Colonel and I.
Danny Kaye was the Star. About 1956. - Marion (Ernie) Crowl
- I always thought that the boat(s) used were the Marlin
or Mackerel - SS 204 & 205 which were apparently both assigned to the school
at New London at the time the movie was made - probably 1942 .
Both boats were there when I first arrived at the base in December '43 and were
still there when we shipped out in July '44. I don't recall whether they were still
around when I got back to the base in January '45.
They had some of the lines of the fleet boats but were only ca. 400-500 tons and
not designed for patrol duty in the Pacific. They were probably used to train officers
while we got our earliest training on the O-Boats.
There were also two early fleet boats (the Cachalot and another ) but their conning
towers didn't match the movie boat. - Jim Keegan
- Just happened to
watch "Crash Dive" the other day and noticed that the after battery hatch was elevated
above deck level and in a kind of "step" at the rear of the conning tower. Check
the photo at - http://www.subnet.com/fleet/ss205.htm
To me it looks like a match. - Jim Keegan
- (20th Century Fox, 1943) A U.S. submarine fights the
Germans in the Atlantic, while its commander (Dana Andrews) and a lieutenant (Tyrone
Power) romance the same woman (Anne Baxter). Won an Academy Award for special effects.
- US Navy website info
- I believe the sub in
this movie was either the Marlin or Mackerel. It was the one which LCdr (or Cdr)
Paul Grouleff was the C.O. I heard him say one day in the summer of 1943 that he
told one of the people making the movie who wanted a large list on the boat for
one scene that "If you can get permission from the Navy I will sink the son-of-a-bitch
for you". - Warren "Moose" Grossetta
Crimson Tide (1995) with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington
- The departure scene was filmed on the hulk of EX-USS
Barbel SS-580 in San Pedro CA. Barbel's sail and superstructure and induction piping
had been cut off during scrapping. The film studio constructed a superstructure
and sail out of plywood and other materials for the departure scene. Barbel was
later reclaimed by USN and sunk as target in 2002. - TMC(SS) Patrick Meagher USN
RET. Crewmember USS Barbel SS-580 1970-1975.
- 1981. Starring Jurgen Prochnow and Herbert Gronemeyer. It is
1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle
of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of
the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das
Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners
maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible
missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the
government under which they served. One of the best submarine movies made and realistic.
- Mike Brood
- (Warner Bros., 1944) Cary Grant stars in this classic wartime
adventure about a U.S. submarine on a secret mission to enter Tokyo bay and gather
information for the Doolittle air raid against Japan. - US Navy Website
Down Periscope - (1996) starring Kelsey Grammer
- Shot on Pampanito. - Mike Eacho
(The) Enemy Below - Robert Mitchum, Kurt Jergen
Gray Lady Down - with Charlton Heston
- Director: David Greene
- Cast: Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach,
- Commercial Summary: The tense story of the nuclear submarine Neptune which
is rammed by a Norwegian freighter, plummeting 1400 feet before coming to rest on
a crumbling sea-shelf. Using his untested two-man sub, a diving expert embarks upon
a daring rescue attempt.
- The submarine shown in the opening
credits is USS Trout (SS566). We had just come back from the boat's last WestPac
and had a new skipper. He was shortly taking the boat around from San Diego to New
London to start transferring her to the Iranians, but was tagged with going out
for one day off SDGO to be photo subject for the movie's opening frames. We made
several dives and surfacing alongside a hovering helo with the cameraman hanging
out the side door. I was the OOD for all of this. -- John Byron
- Prior to making the
movie "Gray Lady Down" the USS Gurnard (SSN 662) had the privilege of taking Charlton
Heston and some of the producers and other staff to sea with us for a day. While
under way we conducted several drills so they could see the action of a real submarine
during a casualty. I was onboard during this trip and had the pleasure of meeting
Mr. Heston and getting his autograph.
-- Andy McKay, TMCS
Fifth Missile, The With David Soul and Robert
- The Fifth Missile used the fictional boat Montana
but was a 640 class boomer and a few shots were of fast boats. Hope this helps.
- Randall E. White
- (Columbia, 1950) Glenn Ford stars as a naval commander
who develops the means to launch missiles from submarines. - US Navy Website
- The movie, "The Frogmen"
featuring Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews and Gary Merrill, had the submarine scenes
shot aboard the Sea Poacher SS406 in Key West. The film used UDT TEAM 4 out of Norfork
and several members of the crew were extras.
I was chosen to appear
in a scene showing members of the submarine crew taking an inflatable raft out of
a port side line locker just aft of the after deck gun. Widmark and his frogmen
were to launch the raft and procede to a mission.
I have just recently made arrangements to acquire a copy of a vhs tape of this movie
from a man in Ontario, Canada. It is a pretty rare tape. I had to buy it as my kids
never have believed that I was in a movie. The movie was made by 20th Century Fox
and they gave a party for the ships crew at a watering hole in Key West upon completion.
A scene showing Dana Andrews at the rail of the tender (don't recall the name) had
to be delayed a couple of times due to late hours and overindulgence by Mr. Andrews.
The guys from UDT 4 were true to their profession. On the way in from sea they would
go over the side and swim the last several miles.
Hell and High Water
- Starred Richard Widmark as the skipper of a sub manned
by former submariners and hired by a group of scientists looking to prevent a plot
to start WWIII by framing the US. Great action flick. Starred Bella Darvi as the
-- Harry Shirus
- (MGM, 1933) Love triangle in World War I. - US Navy
Hellcats of the Navy with Ron Reagan
Hunt for Red October, The
- Used the USS Houston (SSN 713) as the USS Dallas (SSN
700). Other than that little bit of information, I don't know of any others you
haven't said. - Michael Cole
- April 1990 Motion Picture "The Hunt for the Red October"
filmed using the Permit. - Dave Stoops
- In March of 1989 while
filming “Hunt for Red October” the USS Permit SSN 594 was featured in drydock. The
scene shows a bow on shot of the sub, lots of superfluous welding and a mock DSRV
on a crane. - Peter Morrison
The Russian Alpha was actually shot in the torpedo
room of the USS Blueback in San Diego. We carried HFRO (Hunt for Red October) Ops
on the tenders night work sheet for well over 2 months during the filming - participating
in the dry dock scenes, making sparks - used all of the freezer grate there was
in SD to replace all the deck plates on Blueback and mounting rails in the bilge
for the camera carts to move on and shoot up through the grating - what a time.
- Joe Aligood
Ice Station Zebra
- Used the Ronquil for the shots on
deck doing the Jim Brown arrival by helicopter. Also did some underway and diving
shots. I was aboard and helped run cables through the pressure hull to operate the
cameras when we dove. This was filmed along side the pier at Ballast Point, San
Diego. - Tim Spoon
USS Blackfin SS 322 was used for some surface shots in Ice Station
Zebra. The filming was done off Pearl. Blackfin used to tie up
just inf ront of us at Sierra 11 or 12 and was the talk of the whole dock during
that time. - Ric Hedman
The following photos are courtesy of Richard 'King Bing'
Bingman (a sonarman on Ronquil at the time) via Tim Spoon (click on them to view
Tim's comments when sending the photos: Here are
four shots of the making of Ice Station Zebra aboard the Ronquil
in 1967. These represent the lowering of Jim Brown to the deck from a helicopter
at sea during the first part of the movie. These are probably stunt doubles.
--Tim Spoon DBF
- In 1967 they spent a month with us - spraying foam for Ice
shotes for a week - Ernest Borgnine would come on board a 5:00 and help cook breakfast
- crack jokes - and have fun as a bubblehead before getting to work filming. I
have the sign in sheet with about 20 names of those that filmed on board which I
plan to take to Sterlet reunion - they wouldn't let us take
pictures of filming or when on board - but Sterlet was a big
part in its filming.
-- Dick Jarenski YN1, Sterlet 66-68
Men Without Women
- (Fox, 1930) John Ford film about a crew that awaits
rescue about sunken submarine S-13. This early "talkie" uses both spoken dialogue
and silent-film intertitles - sometimes in the same scene! - US Navy site info
- (German, 1933) Suspenseful story about a crew trapped
in a sunken U-boat during World War I.
Move Over Darling
Day is rescued by the USS Blackfin . James Garner, Polly Bergen
and Chuck Conners also starred. -- thanks to Jim Lundell for this info.
- TILEFISH / CARITE (SS-307)
She was sold to the Venezuelan government to be known as ARV Carite.
TILEFISH was struck from the U.S. Navy List on 1 December, 1960 after 17 years service
to her country.
Carite served in the Venezuelan Navy into the 1970's. While in that service, during
the filming of the movie "Murphy's War" in 1969 and 1970, the submarine played the
part of a German U-boat hiding in the Amazon River. For the role she was modified
by the addition of a "cigarette deck" aft of her sail and was painted in a "dazzle"
camouflage pattern. Carite was decommissioned by the Venezuelan Navy on 28 January
1977, and cannibalized for spare parts.
- SubNet (www.subnet.com)
- In 1967 I was waiting to go Nuc School and then to the boats
(Spent 4 years on the 590). I was assigned temp duty to the ASR 9 - the USS Florikan.
I found the ship at the foot of Broadway in San Diego. Only problem was the banner
on the brow said USS "Bustard" or Buster ASR 9. Finally the watch saw my confusion
and yelled it was the Florikan and they were filming a TV movie starring Doug McClure.
Don't remember the movies name, but I spent my first day "at sea" with lights, camera
and action. -- Art Brice, MMI(SS)
Back in 1970 while in West Pac, we pulled into Guam. Whether
we were ordered there or it happened just on a chance I dont know as I was just
the cook and wasn't in the right loop to know. Anyway, they were shooting a movie
there and we were made part of it. Razorback was used for the early
It was one of those super hero James Bond type movies.
It was or is about a special agent sent in by a Submarine to help the local
folks defeat the bad guys.
Well they told us all about the plot and about when it
would be released. I cant remember the actor who was the "hero" - all I can
tell you he was the actor who played Spock's father on the old Star Trek series
[Mark Lenard, see photo top right, Ed.].
Well most of the crew has probably forgotten all about
this as I never saw the picture released.
About three years ago I was at a local video stop looking
for something to watch on a cold rainy day and lo and behold what do I find; Noon
Sunday, the one and only, so I rented it and the rest is history.
I'm not going to say it was a bad movie BUT, I dont think
it was released it had to have escaped. But it was good to see
the old Razorback again. She can still hold her head up high and
say seh was a movie boat - for whatever it was worth.
Robert W Baker MS1(SS) USN Ret.
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
- Filmed with Bob Hope in San Juan, PR in 66 or 67,
USS Chopper (SS 342) was made up to look (sort of) like a Japanese Sub. - Pat Householder
- The movie was released in 1968. While researching
a couple of other projects I dropped in on a movie data base in an attempt to confirm
the filming dates in Puerto Rico, without success. Contacted a couple of ex Chopper
sailors and received, "I don't know for sure but I think it was sometime
in 1967". Pat Householder's info, 66/67 could be more accurate than the spring
of 1968. I reported aboard Chopper 3/1967, and left 7/1968. I was aboard during
the filming in San Juan. 1967 seems to popular if not accurate. After 33 years who's
going to argue. - Jim Keith
On the Beach
- Morning Departure (British, 1950; released in the
United States as Operation Disaster) Richard Attenborough stars in this World War
II adventure about a British crew waiting to be rescued from a sunken submarine.
(Warner Bros., 1951) Under John Wayne's leadership, the submarine Thunderfish
fights the Japanese and rescues nuns and children. This film, the first of a spate
of World War II submarine movies released during the 1950s, was loosely based on
the true stories of the USS Angler (SS-240) and Growler (SS-215). Admiral Charles
Lockwood, the commander of submarine operations in the Pacific, served as technical
- 1951. Starring John Wayne, Patricia Neal and Ward Bond The
"Growler," under the command of Cdr. Gilmore, was on patrol in early 1942 when she
came under attack by a Japanese gunboat. Gilmore was mortally wounded and as he
lay on the bridge of the sub gave the command to "Take 'er down!" just as "Pop"
did in "Operation Pacific" and thus saved the crew further casualties. He was awarded
the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his action. Also the "Growler"
rammed the gunboat and bent the bow of the sub just as depicted in "Operation Pacific."
- Mike Brood
- Operation Pacific (Warner Bros., 1951) Under John Wayne's leadership,
the submarine Thunderfish fights the Japanese and rescues nuns and children. This
film, the first of a spate of World War II submarine movies released during the
1950s, was loosely based on the true stories of the USS Angler (SS-240) and Growler
(SS-215). Admiral Charles Lockwood, the commander of submarine operations in the
Pacific, served as technical advisor. - US Navy Website
- Used the Balao to be painted pink. Filmed in Key West
1959-1960. I was chipping pink paint from around the screw guards in 1962. - Tim
- Balao AGSS-285 - Steamboat
- Final scenes, SS393. I don't know the name of the
boat that was painted pink. - Jon Krup
- There were two boats used in Key West... Archerfish
was the one used for all the underwater shots... "stuff" fired from tubes, etc.
That is Archerfish tied up inboard of Balao in the picture [below]. - Ken "Pig"
- It was Queenfish: Remember on the fleet boats there
were flat metal numbers (and sometimes the boat's name as well), welded to the side
of the superstructure, and usually always painted over (sometimes also painted white
for contrast)....you can see the 393 in some scenes. - Gary "Cowboy" Mclaughlin
- In further reading on 311 and 393 history, I think
previous web site (Gary Walker's) and picture title may be wrong. 311 went back
in service 1958*, assigned Key West, movie released in 1959. But 393 assigned to
San Diego for same time period. Interesting. Shows research into history is as always
.... verify verify verify - Don "donmac" Smith
* correct year is 1957 - Ken "Pig" Henry
- As a Balao qualified guy I have been following the
saga of movie "Operation Petticoat" since I first reported aboard and watched the
movie the same night.
I am starting to believe that the Balao was painted pink, the Archerfish was used
for shots in and around Key West as in original black/gray paint. The Queenfish
was used for shots at the end of the movie, in black/gray paint, when the Sea Tiger
is put OOC.
At least with all the stories and the scenery in different parts of the movie this
makes sense. - Tim Spoon
- There is nothing to ask... The Deck Logs say it was
Archerfish... it was Archerfish. I don't understand why we cannot agree that:
1 - Balao was painted pink and used as the star of the movie.
2 - Archerfish remained gray and was used for all submerged shots and underway shots
of a "gray" submarine during the filming IN KEY WEST.
3 - Queenfish was used for the filming of the WEST COAST scenes in beginning and
end of movie.
If someone out there is still determined to say that the gray boat inboard of the
pink Balao in Key West on Gary's page is Queenfish, please provide us with some
documentation that Queenfish came to Key West from the west coast to make this movie.
- Ken "Pig" Henry
- Tim Spoon is correct
on all accounts. I was in Key West attending sonar operators school in January 1959.
My class was pulled out of school for a couple of days to handle lines, etc. on
shore, for a couple of scenes being shot: the sub was the Archerfish (grey paint).
Sailors used for the same kind of scenes for Balao (pink paint) were from the Sub
Base Key West. - Fr. Aaron S. Peters, O.S.B.
Photo taken in Key West
Here are a couple of the Deck Log entries from Archerfish
(SS-311) when we were assisting with the making of Operation Petticoat - Ken
February 18, 1959 - 0825- Moored starboard side
to berths 5 and 6, North Quay Wall, US Naval Station, Key West, Florida. 1710- USS
Balao (SS-285) moored alongside to port.
Joseph J. Kronzer, LTJG, USN
* * * *
[This is when Balao was painted pink for ‘Operation
Petticoat’. There is a photo of Archerfish and Balao floating around the BB's.
I think Gary Walker has a copy on his Atule site. Nobody knows who took the photo,
but these log entries confirm that the "other boat" is Archerfish.]
* * * *
February 20 - 0715- Mustered the crew at quarters. 0745-
Balao underway from alongside. 0803- Underway. 0950- Set speed 10 knots, commenced
Operation MoPix with YTB-543. [This was for filming our scenes for ‘Operation Petticoat’]
0951- Submerged. 1009- Surfaced. Stopped, lying to. 1139- Set speed 10 knots. 1146-
Submerged.1209- Surfaced. Set speed 16 knots. 1248- Stopped, lying to. 1425- Set
speed 16 knots, station the maneuvering watch. 1551- Moored starboard side to port
side of USS Balao at berths 5 and 6, Center Mole, US Naval Station, Key West, Florida.
Albert W. Houston, LT, USN
* * * *
February 21-23, 1959 - Moored starboard side to
berths 5 and 6, North Quay Wall, US Naval Station, Key West, Florida. USS Balao
(SS-285) moored alongside to port.
* * * *
February 27, 1959 - 1015- Commenced steering various
courses at various speeds while shooting various scenes for the movie ‘Operiation
Petticoat’. In company with YTB- 543. 1408- Completed scheduled operations with
YTB-543. 1529- Moored starboard side to the port side of the USS Chopper (SS-342)
at north side of Pier #2, US Naval Station, Key West, Florida.
Steve L. Ramos, LT, USN
USS Balao Key West Photos from Tim Spoon
(click photos for larger view)
These pictures were taken during the filming of "Operation Petticoat"
aboard the USS Balao in Key west.
- While aboard the Jallao(ss-368)
around the summer of '59 we had Troy Donahue and Carol Bain aboard to fill some
scenes for the movie "Parrish." Basically, they filmed a birthday cake scene in
the forward room to represent his time in the Navy. The movie was about a Connecticut
tobacco farmer. -- Harry Shuris
Run Silent, Run Deep
Photo: Warren Shaw via Myron Howard
- In the opening minutes of RSRD when the NERKA is shown
coming in, the boat is USS BREAM SS243. I learned this from Warren Shaw who was
in the shears on lookout that day. BREAM was enroute to San Francisco for overhaul
in May, 1945 after completing 6 war patrols. In the image, the photo on the left
is a screenshot of RSRD and on the right is a scan of one of the stills that were
taken that am - Myron Howard
- In September of 1957 REDFISH, with deck and armament
modifications, went again before the cameras as the "USS NERKA" in the MGM Production
of another submarine classic, Run Silent, Run Deep. - Pat Householder
- I was on Redfish when
Run Silent, Run Deep was filmed starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable in 1957,
in fact several of the crew had short no speaking parts. I was used as one of the
people who buried Gable at sea and was on screen for about 1 second. For our services
we received $10.00, a ships party and got to attend the premier in San Diego. Just
FYI. - Bob Brown STC(SS) USNRET
Submarine - A Mighty
Drama of the Sea
Directed by Frank Capra,
"This early movie from
the acclaimed director Frank Capra tells the story of two navy friends who fall
in love with the same girl. The break up of their friendship over this girl is only
saved by a sinking submarine. When the diver of the two saves the other from dying
on the submarine they finish their argument and ditch the girl." - (from www.imdb.com)
Submarine Command with Bill Holden, William Bendix
(Paramount, 1951) William Holden is a Korean
War submarine commander who is haunted by his memory of the last day of World War
II, when, as an exec, he saved his boat by crash diving while the captain was on
- Shot on Sterlet and one other boat whose name I can't
recollect. - Gary McLaughlin.
- I have done considerable research on "Submarine Command,"
since one of it's primary stars was the USS Sterlet (SS-392), the boat that my brother
served on during WWII.
I don't want to dispute Cowboy, but I have found no information saying that another
boat besides the Sterlet was used. One of the initial scenes shows a number of WWII
subs in mothballs, and I think probably the interior shots were "sets," but don't
know that for sure.
Info on the movie: "In December of 1950, she shifted to Long Beach where she bacame
one of the stars in the mtion picture 'Submarine Command'". from History of the
"I have been searching for years for the movie that the Sterlet stared in. I recently
purchased on e-bay a lobby card (for several hundred dollars), circa 1953, used
to advertise the movie "Submarine Command." Gearge Brauch, plankowner and shipmate
of my brother. He sent me a copy of this lobby card. If I knew how to post it, I
The movie, filmed by Paramount in 1951 also starred William Holden, William Bendix,
Nancy Olson and Don Taylor.
I liked it. I could put myself where Elmer once was. - Corabelle
- To Gary McLaughlin: The 1951 movie "Submarine Command"
was also filmed aboard the Ronquil SS-396 tied alongside the tender Sperry in San
I was aboard at the time and remember many of the scenes and having coffee in the
crews mess with Bill Holden and some of the other guys. William Bendix was
The Chief of the Boat (Charlie Mathern) had a bit part and from then on he was sure
he was destined to be a movie star.
I would like to see the movie some day but have not been able to find it anywhere.
Bill Cheesman RM2(SS), Ronquil, 1951
Image courtesy of George Brauch via Corabelle
- Submarine Command (Paramount, 1951) William Holden
is a Korean War submarine commander who is haunted by his memory of the last day
of World War II, when, as an exec, he saved his boat by crash diving while the captain
was on the bridge. - US Navy Website
- As of January 2005, this movie was available on DVD
- My father, Robert Upchurch, was in the Navy and on
this sub, the USS Segundo SS398, when filmed. He is the one firing the torpedoes at the beginning of the movie. He received $50 for his small speaking part. He was
a QM1(SS) and served aboard from 1946-1951. After service 28 years in the Navy,
he retired as a WO4 in Norfolk. Our family enjoyed the military life, lived
in Key West during the Cuban Missle Crisis and spent 3-1/2 years in Yokosuka. Dad
passed away on 11/29/03. -- Craig Upchurch
- (Warner Bros., 1937) Action film showing a submarine
rescue using the McCann Rescue Chamber and Momsen Lung. - US Navy website info
- (Columbia, 1942) Hokey yarn about submarine that fails
in its attempts to warn Pearl Harbor of the impending Japanese attack, then sinks
one of the carriers that launched it. - US Navy website info
Tora Tora Tora
- I believe USS Carbonero SS337 was in a scene of Tora
Tora Tora - John Bodrog
Description: A guilt-ridden
ex-Navy pilot applies for a treacherous submarine mission in order to overcome the
lingering shame of the failed mission that killed his flight crew.
- The movie "Torpedo Alley" was filmed in late 1952(September)
on the reserve fleet in New London. I was among those, waiting to start sub school,
who were used as "extras" in the movie. We spent half a day filming the same scene
over and over. However, I never made it to the silver screen. My "big scene" was
cut out of the picture. We didn't receive any money. - Lee Davenport
Underwater Warrior - 1958, Starring Dan Dailey
- About the start of the UDT teams during and after
WWII. Shows a boat he supposedly used the escape trunk. SS-327 or SS-329. Don't
know the name of the boat. Shown Thursday evening 18 Jul, on Turner Classic Movies.
1959. Starring James Gardner and Edmond O'Brien Lieutenant Braden
discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been
checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal
life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island
via submarine to photograph radio codes.
We Dive at Dawn
- 1943. Starring John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Roanld
Millar The crew of HMS submarine Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family
problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German
battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily
defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach
their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible...unless they can refuel
in enemy waters.
- (British, 1943) Drama about the crew of a British
submarine as it stalks the new German battleship Brandenburg in the Baltic. Stars
Jon Mills. - US Navy Website Info
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T e l e v i s i o n
- The television series used the Roncador to be painted
pink. She was the reserve boat at Long Beach and the filming was in the middle 1970s.
- Tim Spoon
- REDFISH capped her film career by making several appearances
in the popular black-and-white television series Silent Service. - Pat Householder
M i s c e l l a n e o u s
(Need help connecting these comments
to either a boat or a movie)
- In summer of 1959 when I was a Midn on summer training
on Sea Devil was told by crew a movie had recently been filmed on board. In fact
one of the QM's by name of Andrews was in one of the conning Tower scenes. Later
Andrews was a Chief QM on Diodon during time I was there. Can't remember the name
of the movie though. - Bill Weinhardt