Flagwaving story of a new American destroyer, the JOHN PAUL JONES, from the day her keel is laid, to what was very nearly her last voyage. Among the crew, is Steve Boleslavski, a shipyard welder that helped build her, who reenlists, with his old rank of Chief bosuns mate. After failing her sea trials, she is assigned to the mail run, until caught up in a disparate battle with a Japanese sub. After getting torpedoed, and on the verge of sinking, the Captain, and crew hatch a plan to try and save the ship, and destroy the sub. Written by
You'll Always Remember . . . And Never Forget . . . Destroyer
19 August 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
The ship being launched in the movie is the USS Hobby, DD-610. The number 610 can be seen on the hull near the bow. The USS John Paul Jones (DD-932) was commissioned in 1956 and decommissioned in 1982 as DDG-932. There was no such named ship in active service during WWII. See more
The railings around the deck of destroyers, or any warship, are not made of sheet metal as shown in this film. The railings that surround the deck are made up of posts and cables. This allows water to quickly leave the deck. See more
Sighted schooners, sank same.
[Said after confiscating two tallboy beer cans in the engine room