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"The Twilight Zone" The Thirty-Fathom Grave (TV Episode 1963) Poster

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Mike Kellin portraying the main character, Chief Bell, died 26 August 1983, the ship used for exterior shots in the episode was decommissioned 11 August 1983. Simon Oakland, who portrayed the captain, died three days later on 29 August 1983.
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The position of the ship and sub is given as 09°30' N 160°48' E, which places them about two miles north of the island of Nura in the Solomon Islands, roughly in the middle of the Solomon Sea.
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A fathom originally was measured by a man's outstretched arms, and was later standardized as 6 feet in the universal English system. Therefore the title translates as "The 180-foot Grave."
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The exterior shots of the ship used in this episode were of the The "Mighty Mux" USS MULLINNIX DD-944, A Forrest Sherman class destroyer. The interior shots were done on board the USS-Edson DD946.
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The hull number for the sunken submarine, 714, was not actually used by the Navy until the construction began on the USS NORFOLK SSN714 in August of 1979. In the episode, it was mentioned that the submarine was built in 1941. Those built in 1941 had "21x" hull numbers.
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Submarine 714 was actually a World War II German vessel that was sunk during that conflict.
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This episode takes place in April 1963.
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