The Silent Service

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The Silent Service is an American syndicated anthology television series based on actual events in the submarine section of the United States Navy. The Silent Service was narrated by Rear Admiral Thomas M. Dykers, who retired from the Navy in 1949... read more

The Silent Service is an American syndicated anthology television series based on actual events in the submarine section of the United States Navy. The Silent Service was narrated by Rear Admiral Thomas M. Dykers, who retired from the Navy in 1949 after twenty-two years of service. He began each episode with this refrain: "Tonight, we bring you another thrilling episode of Silent Service stories, of warfare under the sea."

Original Release

04/05/1957

Cast

Thomas M. Dykers Himself - Host / Narrator
Thomas M. Dykers Himself - Host
Anthony Caruso Lieut. Walter Mazzone
Philip Tonge Admiral
William Henry Capt. Voge
Nelson Leigh Admiral
Christopher Dark Lt. Paul Mansell
Anthony Eisley Ted Hilton
Jerry Paris O'Kane
Leonard Nimoy Rudy Gervais
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Archerfish Spits Straight Friday, 07 March 1958
2 The Sea Devil Attacks Puget Sound Friday, 14 March 1958
3 The Bergall's Revenge Friday, 21 March 1958
4 The Unsuccessful Patrol Friday, 28 March 1958
5 The Story of the U.S.S. Aspro Friday, 04 April 1958
6 The Thresher Story Friday, 11 April 1958
7 The Ugly Duckling Friday, 18 April 1958
8 Peto Plucks Some Chickens Friday, 25 April 1958
9 The S-38 Story Friday, 02 May 1958
10 Incident Down South Friday, 09 May 1958
11 Mine for Keeps Friday, 16 May 1958
12 Fish Out of Water Friday, 23 May 1958
13 The U.S.S. Cod's Lost Boarding Party Friday, 30 May 1958
14 The Triton's Christmas Friday, 06 June 1958
15 The Hawkbill's Revenge Friday, 13 June 1958
16 The Tigershark Friday, 20 June 1958
17 The Cavalla Story Sunday, 29 June 1958
18 The Growler's Captain Sunday, 06 July 1958
19 The U.S.S. Tinosa Story Friday, 11 July 1958
20 The Grayling Story Friday, 18 July 1958
21 The S-44 Story Friday, 25 July 1958
22 The Pargo's Lucky Seventh Friday, 01 August 1958
23 The Crevalle's Mine Plant Friday, 08 August 1958
24 The Sunfish Story Friday, 15 August 1958
25 The Sunfish's Cook Friday, 22 August 1958
26 The Nautilus and the Nuns Friday, 29 August 1958
27 The Sandshark Story Friday, 05 September 1958
28 Operation Seadragon Friday, 12 September 1958
29 The Harder at Woleai Friday, 19 September 1958
30 The Tautog Story Friday, 26 September 1958
31 The Swordfish Story Friday, 03 October 1958
32 The Gabilan Story Friday, 10 October 1958
33 The Gato Story Friday, 17 October 1958
34 The Silversides Story Friday, 24 October 1958
35 The Bowfin Story Friday, 31 October 1958
36 Royal Submarines Friday, 07 November 1958
37 The Squalus Story Friday, 14 November 1958
38 Seanettle vs U-Boat Friday, 21 November 1958
39 U-47 in Scapa Flow Friday, 28 November 1958
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Directors

Jean Yarbrough, Sobey Martin, Gilbert Kay, Bernard L. Kowalski, Derwin Abbe, Stuart E. McGowan

Writers

Thomas M. Dykers, Leonard Lee, Tony Barrett, Robert C. Dennis, Jack Jacobs, Sidney Morse, Joseph Calvelli, Milton Geiger, Sidney Marshall, Malvin Wald, Beirne Lay Jr., Jay Rosenburg, Joseph Stone, Paul King, Paul Savage, Arthur E. Orloff, Richard H. Landau, John Tucker Battle, Arthur C. Pierce, Vincent Fotre, Paul King, William Tunberg, Antony Ellis, Robb White, Halsey Melone, Lawrence Menkin, Herm Lewis

Cast

Thomas M. Dykers Himself - Host / Narrator
Thomas M. Dykers Himself - Host
Anthony Caruso Lieut. Walter Mazzone
Philip Tonge Admiral
William Henry Capt. Voge
Nelson Leigh Admiral
Christopher Dark Lt. Paul Mansell
Anthony Eisley Ted Hilton
Jerry Paris O'Kane
Leonard Nimoy Rudy Gervais
Grant Richards Photographer's Mate Ernest Coombs / Narrator
Joe Flynn Doc
Patrick McVey Cmdr. Eugene B. Fluckey
Martin Smith Lt. Commander
Eddie Ryder Torpedoman Bernard Bartell
Craig Duncan Commander
Lawrence Dobkin Chappie
Warren Parker Dr. Henderson
Ray Stricklyn Motor Machinist Mates Miller
Earl Archer Himself - Lt. Cmdr. Archer / Special Guest

Producers

Thomas M. Dykers Executive Producer
Dorrell McGowan Executive Producer
Thomas M. Dykers Producer
George Cahan Producer
Bill Tinsman Producer
Dorrell McGowan Producer

Editors

William W. Moore, Robert Belcher, Jack Kampschroer, Bill Lewis, James Baiotto, Michael Minth, Jack Wheeler, Harry Komer, Harry V. Knapp, William Morgan, Irving Berlin

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