The Silent Service Series 01 Overview


Introduction

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

Outline

Documentary dramatic anthology about the US Navy’s submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the Navy. The stories were varied between the South Pacific during World War II and the Korean War.

The series was the brainchild of Rear Admiral Thomas M. Dykers, who retired from the Navy in 1949 after 22 years service. The Navy loaned him the USS Sawfish for the filming of several episodes. He also narrated the series.

He began each episode with this refrain: “Tonight, we bring you another thrilling episode of Silent Service stories, of warfare under the sea.”

The Silent Service Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 05 April 1957 to 27 December 1957.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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