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Some of the most dramatic and pivotal missions of World War II happened beneath the waves, carried out by stealth vessels manned by skippers and crews with nerves of steel. Journey to the Pacific, where USS Silversides and USS Barb became legendary submarines and to the African Gold Coast, where U-boat ace Werner Henke was put to the ultimate test. From a blind battle beneath icy Norwegian waters to a near nuclear disaster in Cold War Cuba, these are the white-knuckle patrols that changed subsea warfare forever.
In January 1944, the U-515, commanded by Werner Henke, defies the odds and escapes both Allied depth charges and aircraft to sink ships and return to port despite severe damage. Ten weeks later, the German U-Boat is put to the ultimate test. In April 1944, U-515 heads to the African Gold Coast, where it is tested by one of the new Hunter Killer Groups led by Captain Daniel Gallery.
With the same target in sight, teammates HMS Upholder and HMS Unbeaten unknowingly take aim at each other, placing themselves in danger.
February 1945. Below icy Norwegian waters HMS Venturer stalks German U-Boat 864 in a rare WWII submarine attack where both subs operate submerged.
When Soviet submarine, B-59, is discovered "practice depth charges" are dropped; nearly inciting a nuclear war.
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