Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim and cook W.J. Oglethorpe. A deal is completed whereby the men will help re-float Finchhaven's command in return for a passage to Australia. They raid a village to secure batteries for the engine and come upon the feisty Jennifer Winslow who offers them aid in return for a passage with the crew. Eventually they reach the open sea. Finchhaven's ghostly status is revealed and Lt. Krim and Jennifer help him to sink a Japanese cruiser. Written by
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A nuclear weapon detonation is seen, but there were no nuclear weapons at this point in the war. Nuclear weapons were not tested anywhere but in a desert until a few years after the war. See more
[referring to Cmdr. Finchhaven
He's dead, huh? I knew there was something fishy about him.
Referenced in The King of the Duplicators
We Sail the Ocean Blue
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
[Played on Finchhaven's phonograph during the final attack] See more