Naval Warfare Movies

Merchant Seamen

Director: Jack Holmes

Published: 1941
Country: UK
Keywords: WWII, Feature

This is the VHS release (see more).


This feature showed wartime audiences the dangers British seamen had to confront in their passage across the Atlantic. After surviving a sinking, one crew member completes a gunnery course, joins another ship, and soon has an opportunity to use his new knowledge to sink a U-boat.


The amateur actors showcased in this film were actual merchant seamen.