R | | Drama, Thriller, War
When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.
The USS Swordfish 161 was a Balao-class diesel submarine also used in the making of "Down Periscope" as USS Stingray 161, a 1996 film which also starred William H. Macy, and Lauren Holly.
Kapitän Jonas Herdt:
At the outbreak of World War II, Germany increased its U-boat production by 1,000%, mass-producing 17 new U-boats a month. Hitler knew the key to winning the war in Europe was to control the Atlantic. And control it he would. By 1942, German U-boats...
While the sub is being submerged, several radio communications (voice and Morse) happen. While nowadays datagrams are possible, consuming a significant amount of time, during WWII subs had to surface, or at least go to periscope depth, to send or receive radio transmissions.
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