For nearly two months, the USS Newark, carrying an experimental, top-secret military cargo, has been lost at sea. When the sub is finally discovered sixty miles off the coast of California, the government, eager to regain the lost cargo, assembles a highly-accomplished salvage team, accompanied by Dr. Carly Ryan - head of the original project - and her assistant. Unaware of the danger lurking within the sub, the team is sent in to recover the cargo and determine the cause of the ship's disappearance.
Terror has surfaced.
Did You Know?
Based on the figures (380 feet long, displacing 7800 tons of water) given by the Major General at Pendleton, the USS Newark is a Virginia-class attack submarine. One of the civilian consultants, Lazlo, states the sub costs in excess of $30 million; a Virginia-class submarine actually costs approximately $2 billion, an amount more than 65 times the price Lazlo's declared. See more
The Marines dispatched to investigate the downed submarine are wearing camouflage pants and grey t-shirts for the mission. No branch of the US military wears t-shirts as operational clothing. See more
Maj. Gen. Ashford
Now, if I didn't have direct orders from the Pentagon, I'd just send a crew down there to sink that son of a gun. No questions asked. Now, your job is to make sure they get all the help they can need.
References Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS