Run Silent Run Deep

Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

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Corrected entry: As they prepare to attack the convoy, the radar operator reports incoming enemy aircraft, but never does give a bearing to them. The lookouts are scanning all over the skies, instead of one watching the relevant quadrant. As much a stickler for procedure that the captain is, heads would roll.

Correction: The SD radar used aboard U.S. submarines during World War II to detect aircraft could only determine the range to the contact; it couldn't give any bearing information.

Corrected entry: During the attack, when the torpedo circles back, the submarine is passing 100 feet. No torpedo would have a depth set that deep, yet along comes the torpedo which passes just above the sub. I can understand a gyro failure, but a depth setting failure at the same time is practically impossible..

Correction: The torpedo that doubled back was only thought to be their own. Later in the movie, the plot showed it was from a Japanese sub hunting U.S. subs so the torpedo would have been set to a depth to hunt them.

Plot hole: As the destroyer homes in on the Nerka, the sonar operator gives a running commentary of its actions. His last message is that he hears splashes of depth charges. As close as they exploded, he wouldn't be hearing anything else, because he kept the headphones on.

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Question: At the beginning what was wrong with the young sailor drawing number 7 in the money draw?

Answer: Sailors are very superstitious, they considered it a bad omen. Number 7 is an area of the ocean where most ships and subs have gone down.

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