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Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

World War II drama based on a true story. The tanker San Demetrio struggles to deliver its cargo of aviation fuel to England during the Battle of the Atlantic.


Chief Engineer Charles Pollard:
Walter Fitzgerald
Greaser John Boyle:
Mervyn Johns
Second Officer Hawkins:
Ralph Michael
Yank Preston:
Robert Beatty
Boatswain WE Fletcher:
Frederick Piper
Messboy John Jamieson:
Gordon Jackson
Pumpman Davies:
Herbert Cameron
Cadet Roy Housden:
Michael Allen
Third Engineer Willey:
Neville Mapp
Apprentice John Jones:
Barry Letts
Captain George Waite:
Arthur Young
Charles Frend