Harm and Mac investigate an apparent murder aboard a ship at sea; while Harm interviews the prime suspect inside the brig, the ship collides with an uncharted reef; in the brig the lights go off, the telephone dies, the compartment starts to fill with water, and the suspect goes berserk. Circumstances change in the brig, and Harm gives consideration to an alternate theory. The Chief Master at Arms abandons Harm and the sailor. The admiral, after a retirement party, arrives aboard a nearby ship, which has come to help; he lends a hand, and Harm and the suspect figure things out. The admiral starts to wonder about the degradation of skills while one ages. Written by
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The fictional ship here is USS Suribachi (LST-1181). On the other hand, in the real world of the US Navy, the true USS Suribachi (AE-21) was an ammunition ship, which served 1956-94, and the true LST-1181 was USS Sumter, a tank landing ship of the Newport class, which served 1970-93. See more
Capt. Roy Salveras
[after P.O. DeMara and Cmdr. Rabb are rescued from the flooding brig, with DeMara admitting to contraband purchase but exonerated for murder
P.O. DeMara, wait for me in my office. You're not out of the woods, yet.
Petty Officer Mark DeMara
As long as I am out of the water, sir...