Approved | | Drama, War
In the book the film is based on, the second ship was a River Class frigate named HMS Saltash, rather than a Castle Class corvette named HMS Saltash Castle. Presumably the change was made based on what type of ship was available for the production.
You are thinking about the men in the water? The men you had to kill?
Capt. Ericson: The men I had to kill.
French Captain: It was necessary to do it.
Norwegian Captain: It is war. There is no blame. But there may be thoughts.
French Captain: Naturally there may be thoughts.
Norwegian Captain: And for thoughts, there is gin.
When the Compass Rose is disabled and preparing for the night while the repairs are underway, the captain orders the utmost silence be kept to avoid detection by an enemy sub. On the other hand, the ASDIC has been merrily pinging away all the time for hours on the stationary ship, which submerged subs can of course hear across great distances.