Navy Log (1955–1958)
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The Frogmen 

Frogmen aboard a United States submarine in the Sea of Japan are ordered to scuttle two sunken American mine sweeping ships called The Pirate and The Pledge before the Red Chinese can salvage them for their top secret electronics.

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Harry Landers ...
McQuarrie
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March
Robert Nichols ...
Kane
James Seay ...
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Paul Dubov ...
Lieutenant Sawicki
Billy Lechner ...
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Frogmen aboard a United States submarine in the Sea of Japan are ordered to scuttle two sunken American mine sweeping ships called The Pirate and The Pledge before the Red Chinese can salvage them for their top secret electronics.

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20 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Steve McQueen made an early (and apparently uncredited) appearance in the show, as one of the enlisted UDT men. See more »

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Frogman to the Rescue
17 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

NAVY LOG : "The Frogmen"1955

NAVY LOG was a series that ran from 1956 to 1958. It was an anthology series based on real stories and exploits of the U.S. Navy during WW2, The Korean War and the then current, Cold War. The series ran for a total of 102 episodes. The series features plenty of just unclassified footage of various naval actions etc. The Navy was more than happy to help with tech and film footage.

This particular episode is the first episode of the series.

This episode is set during the Korean War. An American submarine is sent on a mission to transport a pair of frogmen. The frogmen are to plant explosives on a pair of US Navy minesweepers that had sunk in a North Korean minefield. The Navy is worried that the Reds might salvage top secret items from the ships.

Ross Elliot and Robert Nichols are the frogmen. They are to keep in contact with the submarine through an underwater mike. Keeping track of their progress is top sonar man, Harry Landers. Elliot, Nichols and Landers know each other from frogman training. Landers had not made the cut and had washed out of the course.

Elliot and Nichols are dropped off just outside the minefield. The men swim through the mines to the two minesweepers. They plant their explosives and prepare to return to the submarine. They are on tight timetable and the submarine will only wait so long.

A problem develops when Elliot is injured. There is now no way that Nichols can pull Elliot back in time before the submarine leaves the area. Seaman Landers volunteers to exit the submarine to assist the frogmen. He suits up and helps Nichols return Elliot to the sub. They make it just as the ship and hold onto the outside of the conning tower as the sub moves off. They must clear the area before the explosives go off.

Not great, but it still makes for a passable half hour time-waster.


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