Based on the best-selling book by Peter Maas, Submerged tells the story of the first submarine rescue in history, that of the crew of the USS Squalus in 1938, and of the man who affected the rescue, Lt.Cmdr. "Swede" Momsen. Written by
59 men trapped below. A desperate SOS. The depths of human courage.
Did You Know?
While many movies of this type add complications to the rescue, this one simplifies it. In real life several more ships were involved, and when the diving bell jammed on the fourth trip, several dives were made before it could be freed. The bell was also sent on a fifth trip to confirm that no other compartments contained survivors. See more
Jeeps are used as Navy transport vehicles throughout the movie, yet they did not go into production until mid to late 1941, nearly 2 years after the events in this movie are depicted. See more