Men of Annapolis (1957): S01E01 – Counter Flood


Men of Annapolis is a 39 to 46-episode half-hour syndicated drama television series in anthology format which aired from 1957-1958 and was hosted by the voice of Art Gilmore.


The story portrayed a first classman who had become ineligible for the Navy swim team because of a low grade in his course in shipboard damage control. The instructor, a Navy commander, considers the midshipman to have great promise and places pressure on him to perform to his potential, both in the classroom and out. In the climactic scene, the midshipman, under pressure to answer correctly and quickly, confidently orders the right sequence of counter flooding procedures on the damage control trainer. The instructor praises his ability with the lines: “I never had any doubts about you. . . . Someone helped me over this kind of hurdle once. I got the chance to help you.”

This episode was previewed at the Academy’s Mahan Hall on 01 June 1956, the debut of the series would begin in January of 1957.

Men of Annapolis Series

You can find a full index and overview of Men of Annapolis here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 07 January 1957 to 1958.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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