At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. Traumatic events afloat and ashore create a warm bond between the skipper and his first officer. Atmospheric sea footage.
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fought for the part of Bennett, and actually replaced another actor who had originally been cast. See more
When the captain says things like "Steer one six O" and "Very Well", that is not what a real Royal Navy captain would say. The Script should have said "Steer one six zero" and "Very Good". "Very Well" is a US Navy expression... See more
Steady as she goes, Number One.
The Chestnut Tree
or "The Spreading Chestnut Tree" (uncredited)
Author unknown, perhaps traditional song
Sung by the sailors in the raft to keep awake See more