The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.

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Series cast summary:
 Commander Sam Shore / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
 Lieutenant George Lee 'Phones' Sheridan / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
 Marineville Tracking Station / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
Don Mason ...
 Captain Troy Tempest / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
 Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965


The World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASPs) explored the oceans and kept the world safe from a variety of perils. The WASPs' main weapon was Stingray, a super-sub under the command of Troy Tempest. Troy's copilot was Phones, and they were often joined on missions by Marina, a princess of the undersea kingdom of Pacifica. Marina could breathe under water, but was unable to speak. In charge of the WASPs was gruff Commander Shore, whose daughter Atlanta was both a member of his staff and Marina's rival for Troy's affection. Written by Marg Baskin <>

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Release Date:

2 January 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gerry Anderson's Stingray  »

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(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gerry Anderson based some his puppet characters in this series on real people including: See more »


The fishing line was used to pull Stingray out of the water is visible in the opening titles. See more »


Referenced in All About 'Thunderbirds' (2008) See more »


Composed by Barry Gray
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So ahead of it's time.
19 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Well, it was set 100 years in the future, to those of us who were kids growing up in the sixties. We had no internet, no digital technology, no VCR's or DVD's. Man hadn't even been to the moon. We had something much better. We had imaginations! Instead of playing games where the intention is to destroy the opposition, we watched shows about heroes and rescues. This was one such show, as were Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Joe 90. Watch them with the innocence of 60's youth and you will understand why they are so timeless. Ignore (and enjoy) the mistakes made obvious by passage of time into the real 21st Century. For this step you will need to tap the imagination I mentioned before. As a kid living in Slough, Bucks. (as it was then) I would go to APF studios with my friends. We would watch through door cracks, when we could, and we would hunt through their dumpsters. This was NOT garbage. It was a treasure trove, and we were on a treasure hunt! How I could kick myself in the ass for giving away a script, that I had once found, for the Thunderbirds episode "Give Or Take A Million" when I grew up! Besides anything else, these shows had the best explosions and the bad guys never won, even if they went on to fight another day! Damn you X2-0, the War Lord Titan, The Hood and, of course, the dreaded Mysterons! Thank you Gerry Anderson et al, your imagination fuelled my childhood dreams, and continues to entertain me today.

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