| Adventure, Drama, War
The so-called "Gift Horse" of this movie's alternate title refers to the nickname of the aged decrepit four-stacker ex-U.S. Navy destroyer seen in the movie, the H.M.S. Ballantrae.
Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser:
There's just one other thing. This ship, as you may know, has been laid off and sealed up for a number of years, and quite plainly, she is no longer young. However, at this stage in the proceedings, she is worth her displacement in gold. With that ...
In 1940 when Britain was fighting alone for her life, the United States transferred fifty of her destroyers to the Royal Navy. This picture is respectfully dedicated to their exploits and is very broadly based on the exploits of one of these destroyers.
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