Unlike other theatres of war the world of the submarine infamously nicknamed "the hidden hunter", has long remained shrouded in mystery, its vessels more complicated that a space shuttle, and the water they hide in less explored than space. The covert missions of a submarine are kept top secret and notoriously guarded by the MOD and Royal Navy... Until now for the first time, the enigma is about to be revealed, with unprecedented access to an operational nuclear power Hunter Killer 'Super' Submarine in this stunning 3 part series. Submarine Patrol takes the viewer on an unmissable, rare journey into the heart of the action of life as a submariner, with graphic and gripping tales of life and operations on board.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Submarine Patrol - USS Barb (SS-220) - Netflix
USS Barb (SS-220), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the barbus. The craft compiled one of the most outstanding US-submarine records of World War II. During the seven war patrols she conducted in the Pacific between March 1944-August 1945, Barb is officially credited with sinking 17 enemy vessels totaling 96,628 tons, including the Japanese aircraft carrier Un'yō. In recognition of one outstanding patrol, Commander Eugene Fluckey was awarded the Medal of Honor and Barb received the Presidential Unit Citation. On the sub's 12th and final patrol of the war, Barb landed a party of carefully selected crew members who blew up a railroad train. This is notable as the only ground combat operation that took place on the Japanese home islands.
Submarine Patrol - European Theater - First through fifth patrols - Netflix
During her first patrol she carried out reconnaissance duties prior to, and during, the invasion of North Africa. Operating out of Rosneath, Scotland until July 1943, she conducted her next four patrols against the Axis blockade runners in European waters. Barb's fifth patrol terminated 1 July and she proceeded to the Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, arriving on 24 July.
Submarine Patrol - References - Netflix