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4/21/10: A Short Note To Our "Out of Country"  Friends and Supporters:  In trying to reply to your questions regarding shipping costs, our return email address is quite often being rejected by your servers.  The cost for a USPS international priority (small box) mail (which holds up to around 8 DVD's) would be $12.78 for shipment to most countries.  If unsure, please send us an email with your enquiry.

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Silent Service DVD's

Twenty two episodes of The Silent Service TV episodes (1957 – 1958) are now available in DVD format to members of the past and present submarine world.  Each episode is about 20-25 minutes in length with the ads taken out, and come as 3 episodes per DVD.   Quality is good to excellent considering they were B&W issues 52+ years ago.  Identify your order of these DVDs on your PayPal order or using section 3 on the order blank if paying by check. 

At this point, and after some 30 years of effort, we have no clear cut release from any "supposed" copyright owner (NBC, Paramount, Sony, GE, ad naseum) of these episodes and that is why it reads "suggested donation" for the dollar amounts below.   This is also why you don't see these for sale on eBay nor to the "general" audience et al at this time.  We're hoping to bury the issue (probably along with me) by the year 2011 and get them to USSVI at that time...  Since a "cease and desist letter from NBC (16years ago) we have had the New York Post defend our actions with their editorials (and they're owned by GE which owns NBC = lots of fun over the years).   NBC would not, nor could not prove ownership and would not release their right "if any" as our attorney tried to get them to do - so we all wait while the great men these stories tell of are dying out at an exponential speed.   We even have a past President of NBC on our side of this fight.  Can you imagine "joisting windmills" when you can't get them to stand still?


Silent Service DVD, Volume #1

  RE-255 – 474   The Sealion Story

  RE-255 – 459   The Seahorse Story
  RE-255 - 457    Two David's & A Goliath


Silent Service DVD, Volume #2

    RE-286 – 520     The Tinosa Story
** RE-255 – 454     Tirante Plays A Hunch
** Pilot Program   The Jack At Tokyo

Silent Service DVD, Volume #3
     RE-286 – 531    The Tautog Story

** RE-255 – 451    Tigrone Sets A Record

     RE-286 – 505    The Bergall’s Revenge


Silent Service DVD, Volume #4
     RE-286 – 507     The Aspro Story
** RE-255 – 448     The Spearfish Delivers
** RE-255 – 455     Tang VS Truk

Silent Service DVD, Volume #5

RE-255 – 471   The Gar Story
RE-255 – 515   The Triton's Christmas
RE-286 – 503   Archerfish Spits Straight


Silent Service DVD, Volume #6

RE-286 – 527   Nautilus And The Nuns
RE-286 - 523    Pargo’s Lucky Seventh
RE-255 – 450   The Batfish Scores


Silent Service DVD, Volume #7

RE-286-538     The Squalus Story

RE-286-516     Hawkbill's Revenge ***

RE-255-466     The Seadragon Story ***


Note **  Those episodes so marked with are "quite grainy" in their appearance since they were taped from a live broadcast over 40 years ago from a low power UHF T.V. station to the receiving television set equipped with "rabbit ears" - BUT - viewing them now reminds us "old guys" of exactly how they looked when we viewed them "live" almost 50 years ago (and why a lot of us ended up on submarines!).  


Note *** These two episodes had moving time stamps embedded in the original masters and not being able to remove these we have covered them over with our company logo - at least this way it is not as distracting as before.


Pricing is per "suggested donation" to Submarine Memorabilia (in order for us to continue our efforts at saving and sharing these stories).


Order any single volume for    $20.00

Order any two volumes for      $39.00

Order any three volumes for   $57.00

Order any four volumes for    $76.00

Order any five volumes for     $95.00

Order any six volumes for     $113.00

Order ALL seven volumes:    $130.00

For a full set, in addition to the above pricing please add $5.00 for Shipping via boxed, USPS priority, small flat rate mail.  

International shipping (see note top of this page), as per quoted cost via USPS Priority Mail, International, small flat rate box.

See our new, special introductory Silent Service episode under Navy Log Disc #7 (below)

Navy Log TV Series

Copies of the original 105 episodes produced are difficult at best to find.  We now have collected twenty five of these stories and are offering them on six DVDs.  The twenty five episodes included in these six Volumes of Navy Log are:

Volume #1                                                     Volume #4

Web Feet                                                                       War of the whale boats

Helium Umbrella                                                           After you Ludwig

The Pollywog of Yosu                                                    Sky Pilot

Operation Typewriter                                                     Fatal Crest

Volume #2                                                     Volume #5

Death of Dillinger-San                                                   Demos the Greek

Incident at Formosa                                                       Buzzy Boy

Fire at Sea                                                                      Florida Weekend

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.                                         Commander & the bird

Volume #3                                                      Volume #6

Plebe                                                                               Gimmick

Operation 3 in 1                                                               Leave

PT-109                                                                             Lonely Watch

The Pentagon Story                                                         Operation Hideout (*episode is rough)

Special: Disc #7 contains a Silent Service episode entitled "Sea Nettle VS the U Boat" and a Navy Log episode entitled "Captains Choice" (re: our submarine USS Barb).  This "shorter disc is offered at only $9.99 +$2 S&H (U.S. only).

All of these episodes were filmed in black and white and have good sound and clarity*, each disc is approximately 2 hours in length.  Each of the six volumes are $10.00.  Shipping is $2.00 total whether ordering 1 to 3 volumes, all six volumes for $5 by boxed priority mail.  Turn around time from receipt of order to mailing will be about 2 business days maximum.  Identify your order of any or all of these DVDs using section 3 on the order blank or on your PayPal order.  One of Clint Eastwood's 1st film ventures is one of these episodes.

Great Submarine Movies

This is only a "partial" list of those (mostly) submarine movies that we have on hand (from 1916 on up). If you are looking for anything else, please email your request and we will try to fill your needs.  All movies are offered "collector to collector"... (webmaster@usssealion.com).  Our movies are sent to you without "fancy graphics", just the title, date, stars and a short synopsis on our company background DVD as the sample picture below shows.  ANY movie (unless otherwise noted) is just $9.99 with $2.00 shipping.  If you order four or more movies, you total shipping charge is only $5 and will be sent by priority boxed mail.




Submarine Movies - All Titles Alphabetically

        Submarine Movies - All Titles with Posters






Plot Outline


20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916)


1 hr 45 min

Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker.


Above Us the Waves


1 hr 32 min

The attack by British midget submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.


Agent Red


1 hr 35 min

Captain Matt Hendricks and Dr. Linda Christian are locked in a submarine with Russian terrorists that threaten to launch a chemical virus on US territory.


Assault on a Queen


1 hr 46 min

Deep sea diver Mark Brittain is hired to find a sunken treasure ship in the Bahamas but discovers a disabled German submarine instead. The people who employed Mark decide to restore the sub and use it to hold up the Queen Mary by threatening to torpedo the ship


Battle of the Coral Sea


1 hr 20 min

This movie is the prequel to the 1976 movie Midway. On May 8, 1942, the Allies won the first major battle of the Pacific War.

Beach Blanket Bingo


1 hr 38 min

This is the 4th in the series of movies made for the “beach crowd”. This movie was watched more per capita by the cold war submariners than the public.

Cockleshell Heroes


1 hr 37 min

A little known story based on true happenings of a daring raid by brave British Commandos on the German fleet


Crash Dive


1 hr 46 min

Leading a reckless crew on the war's most daring mission! Battling death in a depth-bombed submarine! Blasting Nazis on a bold Commando raid! Finding love in precious, stolen moments!



50 min

The beloved Father Damien de Veuster of Kalaupapa, Molikai, Hawaii  lived within the colony of outcast lepers in the 1880’s only to lose his life when he too succumbed to this once horrible disease.  This is a Peabody Award winning, one man presentation with Terence Knapp as Damien.


Danger Beneath the Sea 


1 hr 32 min 

Aboard an American submarine, a courageous captain and his crew run into unexpected trouble when their vessel is caught in a blast from nuclear bomb testing. Trailed by a destroyer sub and without communication, the captain must deal with both an external enemy and the violent reaction of his crew, who are seeking revenge. 


Das Boot 

(Directors Cut on two DVD's)



2 hr 29 min 

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. 

Deadly Crossing


50 min

After working night and day on the Thai-Burma Railroad, Allied prisoners of war thought they were free after its completion. They couldn't have been farther from the truth. This program documents the destruction of two ships bound for the Japan by American submarines.  Almost 2,000 POWs lost their lives that day. The survivors share their stories of inhuman conditions and four days in the ocean. Real-life footage completes this haunting profile.



Destination Tokyo 


2 hr 15 min 

In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. 


Devil and the Deep 


1 hr 18 min 

Naval commander Charles Storm has made life miserable for his wife Pauline due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a handsome lieutenant. When Charles learns of their affair, he plots revenge 

Down Periscope


1 hr 33 min

Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly and an all star cast of hilarious misfits are ordered into a war game using a WWII vintage submarine




1 hr 40 min 

An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous snakes 


Full Fathom Five 


1 hr 22 min 

Adapted from the bestselling novel. Navy Captain Peter Mackenzie is sent on his toughest assignment when the Soviet nuclear sub KIROV is stolen and the weapons are aimed at the United States. 


Going Under 


1 hr 21 min 

On board the U.S.S. Sub-standard, (a nuclear submarine so badly built that its backers in the military-industrial complex would rather see it sink than be inspected), the captain and crew soon find themselves both literally and figuratively "at sea." 


Gung Ho 


1 hr 29 min 

The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War 2 attack on Makin Island. Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd Marine Raider Battalion whose purpose is to raid Japanese-held islands.


Hell Below 


1 hr 45 min 

On leave in Italy, Lt. Tommy Knowlton falls in love with Jean Standish, who's not only married, but is the daughter of his submarine's commander. 


Hellcats Of The Navy 


1 hr 22 min 

US Navy submarines bravely try to penetrate the heavily-mined entrance to the Sea of Japan, in order to sink enemy shipping which is carrying coal, food and iron from China to the Japanese homeland. 

It Came From Beneath The Sea


1 hr 13 min

A Giant Octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.



Men Without Women 


1 hr 17 min 

Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas, Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties. In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans with a Field Marshal aboard 


Morning Departure 


1 hr 42 min 

The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air? 


Murphy's War 


1 hr 45 min 

Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been decimated by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. 


Mystery Submarine (1950) 


1 hr 18 min 

Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist 


On the Beach 


2 hr 14 min 

The residents of Australia after a global nuclear war must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months 


Operation Pacific 


1 hr 51 min 

Submarine commander Duke Gifford feels guilty in the death of his former commanding officer, as well as about his failed marriage. 


Operation Petticoat 


2 hr 04 min 

World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses 


Out of the Depths 


1 hr 01 min 

An American submarine commanded by Captain Faversham (Jim Bannon) is under orders to proceed to Korea via the Sea of Japan. 


Phantom Submarine U-67 


1 hr 10 min 

A U.S. Navy captain searches for a sunken treasure in enemy waters.  


Run Silent Run Deep 


1 hr 33 min 

Run silent, run deep is a term that accurately describes the mission of the submarine in this tense World War II drama. Commander Richardson (Clark Gable) is the only survivor when his sub is hit by a notorious Japanese destroyer dubbed Bongo Pete in the Bongo Straits of Japan. 

Science In Action; Submarines


50 min

Meet Admiral Nimitz and Admiral Lockwood who explains the basics of submarine life to the television audience.

Sharks And Little Fish


2 hr

Four young German naval cadets begin their service in 1940, only one of them will survive.  A great West German sub story production.


Spy In Black 


1 hr 17 min 

When a German U-Boat captain is sent on a spying mission to the North of Scotland during World War One, he finds more than he bargained for in his contact, the local schoolmistress. 




1 hr 33 min 

This early movie from the acclaimed director Frank Capra tells the story of two navy friends who fall in love with the same girl. The break up of their friendship over this girl is only saved by a sinking submarine. When the diver of the two saves the other from dying on the submarine they finish their argument and ditch the girl. 


Submarine Alert 


1 hr 25 min 

Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio. 


Submarine Attack 


1 hr 26 min 

During WWII, handsome young Italian sub commander and his crew torpedo Allied freighters and transport ships for the Axis then rescue the occasional survivor and treat them humanely while seeking a safe place to put them ashore. 


Submarine Base 


1 hr 05 min 

A fishing trader's curiosity becomes the catalyst for action and adventure in the rough seas. A remote island serves as a disguise for an enemy submarine base that was supposed to be kept top secret until our fishing arrives and blows the cover right out of the water. 


Submarine Command 


1 hr 27 min 

Set during the Korean War, the psychological conflicts of submarine Captain White (William Holden) outweigh his sea battles as he deals with his role in the death of two shipmates. 


Submarine D-1 


1 hr 38 min 

This adventure-drama depicts the lives of the men who mans our nation's submarines. 


Submarine Patrol 


1 hr 35 min 

A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew. 


Submarine Raider 


1 hr 04 min 

A Girl On A Sub Plays Desperate Hide-And-Seek With The Japs... To Save PEARL HARBOR! 


Submarine Seahawk 


1 hr 23 min 

For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. 


Submarine X-1 


1 hr 29 min 

After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs. 


Submerged (2001) 


1 hr 35 min 

A moment by moment account of the sinking and rescue of the crew of the submarine USS Squalus which was the first rescue of living crew on a submarine. 


The Atomic Submarine 


1 hr 12 min 

Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate. 


The Bedford Incident 


1 hr 42 min 

Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. 


The Enemy Below 


1 hr 38 min 

During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time 


The Flying Missile (aka The Flying Fish) 


1 hr 31 min 

Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines. 

The Frogmen


1 hr 36 min

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team nicknamed the "Frogmen" must earn the respect of the men in his unit.

The Growler Story


22 min

A training film produced to inspire naval cadets.  This is the true story of CDR Howard Gilmore and the submarine USS Growler.  “Take Her Down”


The Hunley 


2 hr 00 min 

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864 


The Hunt For Red October 


2 hr 14 min 

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? 


The Inside Man 


2 hr 30 min 

Suspicions are on alert when the disappearance of a high-tech laser device used in nuclear submarines is discovered. The situation escalates between two superpowers in neutral Sweden, and an investigator (Dennis Hopper) is hired to find the laser and the culprit. Based on an actual terrifying event... 

The Seawolves


2 hr

The film is based on the book Boarding Party by James Leasor, which itself is based on a real incident which took place in the Second World War. The incident involved the Calcutta Light Horse's covert attack against a German merchant ship which had been transmitting information to U-boats from Mormugao Harbour in neutral Portugal's territory of Goa on 9 March 1943.


Torpedo Alley 


1 hr 24 min 

Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes 


Torpedo Run 


1 hr 36 min 

The commander of an American submarine during World War II sets out to destroy the Japanese Aircraft carrier which launched the attack on Pearl Harbour. His wife and child have been captured by the Japanese and they are using them and other prisoners of war as human shields for


Two-Man Submarine 


1 hr 02 min 

Robert B. Williams is a scientist on an unnamed South Pacific island making penicillin out of jungle mold. Before long an unidentified plane flies over the island and a figure parachutes out and a man washes ashore and is accepted as a crewman from a torpedoed American ship. Later, Williams is murdered and a two-man Japanese submarine (with five or six Germans on board plus the two Japanese crewmen) is lurking offshore... 


U-Boat Prisoner 


1 hr 06 min 

An American sailor is taken prisoner by a Nazi submarine. 


Up Periscope 


1 hr 52 min 

Lieutenant Braden discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island via submarine to photograph radio codes. 


We Dive at Dawn 


1 hr 38 min 

The crew of HMS submarine Sea Tiger are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. In route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. 






"Diesel Boats Forever Tribute" DVD   A 23 minute DVD copy of the presentation made during the USSVI 2007 Alaskan cruise honoring the 149 initial Qualification diesel boats for each of the submariners signed up for the cruise.  Included in this very moving presentation are pictures of the boats, their battle flag and/or ship’s patch, submarine tenders, submarine bases, and some other great pictures and paintings, all with a great naval musical background. 

NOTE: All of these movies are only $9.99 each (unless otherwise indicated) with $2.00 S&H charge within the U.S., ($4.00 International) - please indicate which you movie(s) that you are paying for in the remarks block of your PayPal submittal.

War Patrol Reports

For the first time ever the total collection of  WWII U.S. Naval Submarine War Patrol Reports are now available in PDF/JPEG format via DVDs/CDs.  These reports have been languishing in the outdated microfiche /microfilm format since the late 60's - almost 50 years now.  This offering is the culmination of a massive effort to have those microfilm records of some 255 submarines, making over 1,600 WWII war patrols brought up to current digital technology.  To purchase your own microfiche copies from the National Archives, your cost would be over $4,900.00 for some 63,000 pages.  All of these pages printed up (single sided) would result in a book over 22 feet long!

The general public, researchers, authors and submarine veterans alike will all benefit for years to come by being able to have easy access to these reports preserved in their “as written/as is” form. This is a snapshot of history at its best, written when and where it occurred with specific details that will take the reader back through time and bring them aboard that particular submarine as each occurrence happened.

HOW TO ORDER: You may order the reports for one sub, several subs, or the full collection of WWII.  For mailing in your order, use the order form above.  Print out the Blank Ordering Form (above) enter in your information as noted, enclose your payment and mail to the address as indicated.  If using PayPal, follow instructions above.

NOTE:  9/1/09 - We now have the ENTIRE collection of war patrol reports available on just FOUR DVD's in a "compressed .pdf" format for the extremely low price of $79.95 for the entire collection - this is obviously a much more cost efficient method of purchase than ordering a single boat or even several at a time!  Not a PayPal user?  This is the safest and fastest method of purchase these days, check out the fatcs at their website www.paypal.com  (buyers pay NO fees)!

"Before and After" Picture:  Microfiche/film Boxes -vs- DVD Set (now on 4 DVD's)

A major factor in starting this whole project was to be able to provide a copy of the War Patrol Records to all the WW II Submarine veterans for the patrols they made.  All of the war patrol reports will be sent in PDF (Adobe reader) format making it much easier to view, unless the JPG format is specifically requested! 

The WWII U.S. Submarine War Patrol Reports DVD collection has been assigned an ISBN number of 13: 978-0-615-17769-4 for those of you needing this information for your purchase order.  The entire set of all these war patrol reports (63,000 pages) can be yours in .pdf compressed format on four DVD's for just $79.95 + $6 Shipping by priority, boxed mail.

War Patrol Appendices (New 1/22/08)

Additionally, we have just converted an additional 15 reels of archived microfilm consisting of close to 2000 pages containing War Patrol information arranged in the following folder categories:

1.  By name of submarine

2.  By name of commanding officer

3.  By date of departure on patrol

4.  By commanding officer (detailed)

5.  By boat and patrol number

6.  By date and hour of attack

7.  By position of attack

8.  By target type

9.  By date and hour of enemy contact

10. By position of enemy contact

11. By lifeguard rescue of pilots

12. Counterattacks by boat and patrol

13. Counterattacks by date and hour

14. Counterattacks by degree of damage sustained

15. Counterattacks by position

These microfilm records were NOT part of the original war patrol reports and make for some very interesting and therefore most useful appendices.  We are offering all of these appendices on one DVD in PDF format for $19.95 + $2 S&H (with shipping by USPS 1st class, U.S. only).  Note: These appendices are included FREE when ordering the above war patrol DVD's...

Other SM® Offerings

 Beautifully crafted brass dolphins: (2 3/4" across) offered at only $6.00 each with discounts available for quantities over half a dozen.   These are heavy wall, not some cheap "bendable" thin metal.  Pin mounting.  Please email requests prior to filling in order form (above)



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John Clear EMC (SS) USN Ret.


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