Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War
A new World War 2 destroyer fails its sea trials so it is assigned to mail runs, but the crew ends up having to engage Japanese planes and a submarine anyway.
Girl at USO:
I hear you got a raise.
Kansus Jackson: Yeah
Girl at USO: What are you going to spend it on?
Kansus Jackson: Oh, beer, women and the rest on foolishness.
After the destroyer is disabled and the engines are out, repeated references are made to the Japanese sub maintaining "sound contact". However, a ship "dead in the water" would normally make insufficient noise to be heard. Active sonar would be required. Destroyers often went "dead in the water" when prosecuting a sub contact.
Opening credits prologue:
Destroyers --"Tin Cans" as they are affectionately called by those who man them -- are the busybodies of the Fleet.
Always looking for trouble -- generally finding it.
Proud little ships because they bear the names of great heroes of the Service and keep alive the fighting traditions of our Navy.
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