The Silent Service (1958): S02E39 – U-47 in Scapa Flow

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 On 14 October 1939, Gunther Prien penetrated the Royal Navy’s primary base at Scapa Flow where he torpedoed and sank the battleship Royal Oak and returned home to instant fame.… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E38 – Seanettle v. U-Boat

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 An American submarine skillfully tracks and engages a German U-Boat that is headed for Japan. The Silent Service Series You can find a full index and overview of The Silent… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E37 – The Squalas Story

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 USS Squalus sinks off of New Hampshire in 1939. New rescue equipment is used to rescue half of the crew. The Silent Service Series You can find a full index… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E36 – Royal Submarines

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 A British sub commander in the Mediterranean intercepts enemy supply boats. The Silent Service Series You can find a full index and overview of The Silent Service here. You can… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E35 – The Bowfin Story

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 On the second war patrol of the USS Bowfin, a young lieutenant seriously questions his own ability to become a capable, courageous submarine officer. But, when the chips are down,… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E34 – The Silversides Story

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 An egocentric young torpedoman matures as he is shaped by the harsh realities of submarine combat. The Silent Service Series You can find a full index and overview of The… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E33 – The Gato Story

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 The captain of the USS Gato plays a hunch (or is it something more than a mere “hunch”?) to rescue downed American airmen. The Silent Service Series You can find… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E32 – The Gabilan Story

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 Submarine risks Japanese shore batteries to rescue downed airman less than a mile off coast of Japan. Then US destroyers mistake a submarine for a Japanese ship. Gabilan evades multiple… Read More

The Silent Service (1958): S02E31 – The Swordfish Story

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 USS Swordfish travels to the Lembeh Straits on Celebes to discover how an Imperial Japanese air base is being supplied. The Silent Service Series You can find a full index… Read More