The Silent Service - 1957-1958

The Johns Hopkins Science Review

The series was conceived by Admiral Thomas M. Dykers, commanding officer of submarine Jack during World War II, downing four Japanese tankers in one day - a feat unequaled by any other United States sub in the war. The series is based on the true war stories of the officers and men in the U.S. Navy submarines, with the cooperation of the Department of Defense and the Navy Department, and was endorsed by the Navy League of the United States. The episodes include actual combat film footage from the U.S. Naval Photographic Center, including captured films from all theaters of combat of World War II and Korea.

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Season One:

April 5, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Jack and The Jack at Tokyo
Starring Myron Healey, Don Durant, Douglas Henderson and Judd Holdren

April 12, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Trout and The Trout at Rainbow's End
Starring Robert Karnas, Dennis McCarthy, Joseph Sargent and John Bryant

April 19, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Thresher and The End of the Line
Starring Gene Reynolds, Bill Bryant, Robert Patten and Robert Knapp

April 26, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Sculpin and The Sculpin Story
Starring Liam Sullivan, Harry Lauter, Ray Montgomery and Richard Crane

May 3, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Spearfish and The Spearfish Delivers
Starring DeForest Kelley, Bing Russell, John Mitchum and Peggy Stewart

May 10, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Bergall and The Bergall's Dilemma
Starring Paul Dubov, Hal Baylor, Tod Griffin and Douglas Bank

May 17, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Batfish and The Batfish Scores
Starring Rhodes Reason, Ross Ford, Michael Emmet and Paul Lambert

May 24, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Tigrone and The Tigrone Sets a Record
Starring Robert Shayne, Jack Kelly, Douglas Dick and Ross Elliott

May 31, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Gato and The Five Ring Circus
Starring Thomas Coley, Jack Mann, Britt Lomond and Stanley Gummings

June 7, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Pampanito and The Pampanito Story
Starring Jess Barker, Richard Crenna, Ward Wood and Wright King

June 14, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Tirante and The Tirante Plays a Hunch
Starring Glen Vernon, Russell Johnson, Charles H. Gray and Thom Carney

June 21, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Tang and Tang vs. Truk
Starring Jerry Paris, Dan Barton, Ron Hagerthy and Otis Green

June 28, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Wahoo and Wahoo's Final Report
Starring John Archer, Jerry Paris, Morris Ankrum and Robert Christopher

July 5, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Dace and USS Darter in Two Davids and Goliath
Starring Paul Picerni, Dennis Weaer, K.L. Smith and Carl Milletane

July 12, 1957 - The Silent Service, The S 38 in The Ordeal of S-38
Starring Mike Connors, Lawrence Bodkin, Bobby Driscoll and Les Johnson

July 19, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Seahorse in The Seahorse Story
Starring John Hubbard, Peter Hansen, Stuart Whitman and Joe Conley

July 26, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Salmon in The Salmon Swims Upstream
Starring Harry Landers, Tom Laughlin, Don Haggerty and James Dobson

August 2, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Crevalle in Cargo for Crevalle
Starring Craig Stevens, Jim Davis, Anthony Caruso and Ann Doran

August 9, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Crevalle in The Boomerang
Starring Craig Stevens, Jim Davis, Anthony Caruso and Claude Akins

August 16, 1957 - The Silent Service, The Sailfish in The Sqailfish
Starring Wright King, William Tracy, Paul Wexler and Frank Gerstle

August 23, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Grouper in The Grouper Story
Starring Mark Roberts, Brett King, Jack Grinnage and Paul Sorensen

August 30, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Seawolf in The Eyes of Seawolf
Starring Mort Mills, Carl Betz, Arthur Batanides and Leonard Nimoy

September 6, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Seadragon in The Sea Dragon Story
Starring Murvyn Vye, Lance Fuller, Peter Hansen and Allan Nixon

September 13, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Narwhal in Passenger from Mindanao
Starring Ed Kemmer, Billy Lechner, William Bryant and Eugene Iglesias

September 20, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Perch in The Perch's New Role
Starring Bob Crane, Robert Knapp, Stanley Clements and Robert Chapman

September 27, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Barb in The Final War Patrol
Starring Leonard Nimoy, Stanley Adams, Patrick McVey and L.Q. Jones

October 4, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Cochino in The Final Dive
Starring Christopher Dark, Edward Platt, Joe Flynn and Norman Bartold

October 11, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Gar in The Gar Story
Starring DeForest Kelley, Paul Picerni, Harlan Warde and Russell Johnson

October 18, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Flier in The Flier Story
Starring John Archer, Chuck Connors, Ted Fish and Clarence Lung

October 25, 1957 - The Silent Service, The fictitious USS Starfish in The Starfish Comes Home
Starring Patrick O'Neal, William Boyett, Lisa Davis and Ron Hagerthy

November 1, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Sealion in The Sealion Story
Starring Phillip Pine, Arvid Nelson, Sid Melton and Walter Reed

November 8, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Nautilus in The Nautilus Story
Starring Ross Elliott, Simon Scott, Tom Laughlin and Ray Stricklyn

November 15, 1957 - The Silent Service, The USS Harder in Hit 'em Again Harder
Starring Harry Lauter, Patrick Waltz, David Cross and Myron Healey

November 22, 1957 - The Silent Service, The fictitious Seashark in The Seashark Story
Starring Grant Richards, John Marley, Chris Alcaide and Robert Bice

November 29, 1957 - The Silent Service, 9 sub wolf-pack in The Tshushima Straits Story
Starring Nelson Leigh, Bill Henry, Tom Greenway and Warren Parker

December 6, 1957 - The Silent Service, USS Searaven in The Searaven Story
Starring Robert Christopher, Chet Marshall, Bill Phipps and Jim Goodwin

December 13, 1957 - The Silent Service, USS Tang in The Tang's Last Shot
Starring Jerry Paris, Don Haggerty, James Patton and George Brenlin

December 20, 1957 - The Silent Service, USS Perch in The Loss of the Perch
Starring Jack Lord, Christopher Drake, Ron Foster and Leonard Graves

December 27, 1957 - The Silent Service, USS Guardfish in The Guardfish Story
Starring William Keene, Paul Picerni, Don Kelly and Dick Laiser

Season Two:

March 7, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Archerfish in The Archerfish Spits Straight
Starring DeForest Kelley, Paul Hahn, Walter Reed and William Boyett

March 14, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Sea Devil in The Sea Devil Attacks Puget Sound
Starring Christopher Drake, Jim Davis, Nelson Leigh and Richard Crane

March 21, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Bergall in The Bergall's Revenge
Starring Charles Cooper, Dennis Cross, Hal Baylor and Leonard Nimoy

March 28, 1958 - The Silent Service, S-34 in The Unsuccessful Patrol
Starring Richard Carlyle, Robert Knapp, Norman Leavitt and Clarence Lung

April 4, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Aspro in The Aspro Story
Starring Richard Carlyle, Robert Knapp, Norman Leavitt and Clarence Lung

April 11, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Thresher in The Thresher Story
Starring Phil Pine, William Bryant, Joseph Sargent and Bill Cassidy

April 25, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Peto in The Peto Plucks some Chickens
Starring Gregory Walcott, Fred Eisley, Joe Flynn and Penny Edwards

May 2, 1958 - The Silent Service, S-38 in The S-38 Story
Starring Steve Brody, Patrick Waltz, Steve Mitchell and Frank Gerstle

May 9, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Tarpon in The Incident Down South
Starring Ed Kemmer, Gardner McKay, Peter Leeds and Henry Kulky

May 16, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Trigger in Mine for Keeps
Starring Carl Betz, Russell Johnson, Ron Hagerthy and Robert Foulk

May 23, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Baya in Fish Out of Water
Starring Frank Gerstle, Tod Griffin, Thomas Browne Henry and Bud Slater

May 30, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Cod in Cod's Lost Boarding Party
Starring Robert Knapp, Peter Leeds, Richard Bakalyan and Wally Cassell

June 6, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Triton in The Triton's Christmas
Starring Eric Fleming, Paul Picerni, Michael Miller and Harry Landers

June 13, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Hawkbill in The Hawkbill's Revenge
Starring Paul Dubov, Liam Sullivan, Joseph Turkel and Helen Mowery

June 20, 1958 - The Silent Service, fictional Tigershark in The Tigershark
Starring Robert Brown, Dick Van Patten, Terry Becker and Dan Barton

June 27, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Cavalla in The Cavalla Story
Starring Sanford Talton, Simon Oakland, Thomas Coley and William Hudson

July 6, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Growler in The Growler's Captain
Starring Ross Elliott, Bing Russell, Joel Marston and Steven Terrell

July 11, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Tinosa in The Tinosa Story
Starring Murray Hamilton, William Phipps, Britt Lomond and Doug Odney

July 18, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Grayling in The Grayling Story
Starring Barry Atwater, Dan Barton, Arvid Nelson and Raymond Bailey

August 1, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Pargo in The Pargo's Lucky Seventh
Starring Ross Ford, Charles Davis, Joan Elan and Barney Phillips

August 8, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Crevalle in The Crevalle's Mine Plant
Starring John Hubbard, Walter Brooke, Stanley Adams and Bert Convy

August 15, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Sunfish in The Sunfish Story
Starring Arthur Franz, Christopher Dark, Fred Eisley and Jimmmy Dobson

August 22, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Sunfish in The Sunfish's Cook
Starring Arthur Franz, Christopher Dark, Fred Eisley and Jimmmy Dobson

August 29, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Nautilus in The Nautilus and the Nuns
Starring Peter Hansen, Peggy Steward, Mary Field and Joe Flynn

September 5, 1958 - The Silent Service, fictitious Sandshark in The Sandshark Story
Starring Walter Brooke, James Drury, Judith Ames and Charles Tannen

September 12, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Seadragon in Operation Seadragon
Starring James McCallion, Richard Deacon, Mark Tapscott and Baynes Barron

September 19, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Harder in Harder at Woleai
Starring Wesley Lau, Manning Ross, Robert Crawley and Harry Fleer

September 26, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Tautog in The Tautog Story
Starring Robert Knapp, Richard Bakalyan, Peter Leeds and Eric Morris

October 3, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Swordfish in The Swordfish Story
Starring Richard Jaeckel, Jimmy Lydon, Ted Donaldson and Richard Benedict

October 10, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Gabilan in The Gabilan Story
Starring Robert Brubaker, Dennis McCarthy, Robert M. Hemingway and Craig Duncan

October 17, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Gato in The Gato Story
Starring Paul Richards, Hal Riddle, John Brinkley and Robert Karnes

October 24, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Silversides in The Silversides Story
Starring Mark Damon, Robert Harland, Bill Lundmark and John Stephenson

October 31, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Bowfin in The Bowfin Story
Starring John Hudson, Brett Halsey, James Franciscus and Harry Jackson

November 14, 1958 - The Silent Service, USS Squalus in The Bowfin Story
Starring Willis Bouchey, Ken Lynch, Willard Sage and Philip Bourneuf

November 21, 1958 - The Silent Service, fictitious sub in The Seanettle vs the U-boat
Starring Norman Sturgis, William Schallert, Sasha Hardin and Sanford Talton

November 28, 1958 - The Silent Service, U-47 sub in The U-47 in the Scapa Flow
Starring Carlton Young, John Wengraf, Kurt Krueger and Werner Klemperer