Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc.
Outline of Series 01, Episode 06
December, 1943. Fuelled by the loss of mentor and friend Dudley “Mush” Morton, Richard Hetherington O’Kane and his submarine USS Tang set out to assault Japanese shipping. In four patrols O’Kane rises to the ranks of America’s top submarine commander. But in the Formosa Strait his last Mark 18 torpedo turns against him. As O’Kane’s submarine meets its end, an unforgettable fight to survive begins.
Hell Below Series
You can find the full index of Hell Below episodes here.
Trivia & Goofs
- As it has many fully restored and working parts, the World War II museum ship Gato-class submarine USS Cod moored in Cleveland, Ohio was used for interior and exterior scenes to depict the USS Tang, U-99 and U-100.
- The film crew travelled to Laboe, Germany to film in U-995, a Type VII-C U-boat which is now used as a museum.
- The HMCS Sackville, a small, surface vessel used as a museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was also used.
- Much of the footage inside the submarines was filmed using hand-held cameras, this was because space was so tight there was often no room for the director.
Production & Filming Details
- Director: Ian Herring.
- Producers: Ian Herring, Maija Leivo, and Carolyn Schmidt.
- Production: Smithsonian Channel.
- Release Date: 19 August 2016 (US).
- Running Time: 45 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.