Sawfish - Actual US Navy submarine used during the filming of the
military anthology THE SILENT SERVICE/SYN/1957-58.
Rear Admiral Thomas M. Dykers (retired), the series chronicled real-life
stories (based on Navy files) about submarine warfare and intrigue during
both the Second World War and the Korean War.
Commissioned on August 26,
1943, the USS Sawfish (SS-276) was decommissioned on June 20, 1946. Two
years after acting as the backdrop for the TV series THE SILENT SERVICE, the
USS Sawfish was scrapped by the Navy and sunk on April 1, 1960.
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