Lt. Cranford lives the life of a playboy sportsman until the outbreak of war when he joins the Royal Navy and is assigned to convoy protection duties. The convoy is a part of the vital supply chain that is all that is allowing Britain to fight off the Nazi threat. A German battleship targets the convoy protection ships and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. Written by
Steve Crook <email@example.com>
The Life-Line of an Empire in Action!
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Did You Know?
There was no cruiser by the name of HMS Apollo in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. There was an Abdiel-class Fast Cruiser Minelayer of that name, but it was not launched until 1943 and not in service until 1944. There was no vessel of any sort named HMS Aquila, serving with the Royal Navy during the Second World War. See more
When the aircraft approaches the Deutschland, a magazine can be seen on the observer's machine gun. When they decide to attack, the observer is seen to attach a magazine to the gun that now does not have one. See more
Prefatory title: Convoy is dedicated in all gratitude to the Officers and Men of the Royal and Merchant Navies. Their cheerful co-operation made it possible to present the many scenes in our film which were taken at sea under actual wartime conditions. See more
Referenced in Enigma
Eternal Father, strong to save
(also known as "Royal Navy Hymn") (uncredited)
Lyrics by William Whiting
Music by John B. Dykes
Sung by the survivors at the church parade back in harbour See more