Naval Warfare Movies

The Silver Fleet

Director: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley
Starring: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight, Beresford Egan

Published: 1943
Country: UK
Length: 77 min.
Keywords: Feature, WWII

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This feature focuses on a Dutch shipyard engineer in occupied Holland. Compelled to aid the occupying force in constructing two U-boats, he devises a plot to sabotage both boats in order to prove his loyalty to his country.


Filmed during wartime, this movie contains strong elements of anti-German propaganda. The title refers to the Spanish vessels seized by 17th century Dutch hero Piet Hein.