The Silent Service (1957): S01E38 – The Loss of the Perch


The Silent Service is an American syndicated anthology television series based on actual events in the submarine section of the United States Navy.


The perch starts WWII two engines down and does not keep them repaired long. During the opening of the war it suffers a series of mishaps (a circular running torpedo detonates close, loss of the comm gear, hole at the base of the sail, cracked and bowed shafts with only one engine providing propulsion. Scopes out, depth gauge out, numerous electrical grounds take sonar out, interior communications out – can not call for help., “Can’t fight, can’t run, – can’t even dive. “

The Silent Service Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Silent Service here.

You can find a full index of The Silent Service Series 01 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 20 December 1957.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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