The Enemy Below

Trivia: The number of the (fictional) USS Haynes is DE-181. This number was actually used for the USS Straub - an actual Cannon Class escort destroyer.

Trivia: The scenes on the Haynes were filmed on an actual Buckley Class destroyer escort, the USS Whitehurst (DE 634). A great number of the Whitehurst crew act in the movie as the crew of the Haynes, with the commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Walter R. Smith playing the chief engineer (though on IMDB this role is credited to Robert Boon).

Character mistake: When the U-Boat first appears on the U.S.S. Haynes' radar screen, operator Andrews turns his head to the screen a split-second before the blip actually appears. The swiftness of his reaction indicates that he is reacting to the radar signal, not that he has his face turned to the screen by chance; the actor simply made his move too early.

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Captain Murrell: I have no idea what he is, what he thinks. I don't want to know the man I'm... trying to destroy.

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