The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965–1966)

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In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese ... See full summary »

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 Major Simon Butcher / ... (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Lt. Richard P. 'Rip' Ripley / ... (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 C.P.O. Willie Miller / ... (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Radioman Patrick Hollis (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
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In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese lines. While underway, the ship is commanded by Lieutenant Rip Riddle of the US Navy; while in port, the ship is commanded by Major Simon Butcher of the US Army which leads to many disputes between the two men. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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19 September 1965 (USA)  »

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A Escuna do Diabo  »

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Throwing my two cents in, and giving away my age. I was a young teen when this show came out, and my brother and I loved it. A great mix of humor and serious drama. Writing was very good and the cast was great. My first recollection of Jack Warden, and I was forever after a fan. Definitely didn't stay on long enough. The premise, the writing, and the cast deserved a good 6-8 year run. It would be great if some network would pick this up and make a new version of the show.

As I recall, to maintain their cover, they were typically sailing under another flag, but for the life of me I can't remember what country. Switzerland maybe?

I can still remember the line when an enemy plane flies over, "Prepare to wave and smile!", followed by "Commence waving and smiling!".


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