The Silent Service was a 30 minute documentary war action series that aired in syndication. It was about the United States Navy's fleet of submarines and their role in combat during World War II and the Korean War.
The Silent Service Cast
Rear Admiral (Retired) Thomas M. Dykers .... Host / Narrator
The Silent Service Trivia
The idea for The Silent Service came from Rear Admiral Thomas M. Dykers who served in the Navy from 1927-1949.
Actual combat footage was used in the production of the Silent Service and the Navy also loaned Admiral Dykers the U.S.S. Sawfish for the filming of several of the episode. This came in extremely handy for filming underwater scenes.
Admiral Dykers also did an intro piece for each episode, narrated the action and filmed a closing segment with a member of the crew of the submarine that was highlighted on that particular episode.
The intro for The Silent Service had the same narration on all episodes. Admiral Dykers would say, "Tonight, we bring you another thrilling episode of Silent Service stories, of warfare under the sea".
Fans of the "Original Star Trek Series" might be interested to know that DeForest Kelley ("Dr. 'Bones' McCoy") appeared in the episodes "The Spearfish Delivers" and "The Gar Story" and Leonard Nimoy ("Mr. Spock") appeared in "The Tigershark" and "The Final War Patrol"!
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
NOTE: Since this 1957-1958 series ran in syndication, the original air dates varied from station to station.
The Silent Service - The First and Only Season
1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000+
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