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Tom Hanks may star as WW2 CO of destroyer in "Greyhound" movie

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Anybody ever see this movie? Is it available online somewhere? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette_K-225
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CloudCover said:
Anybody ever see this movie? Is it available online somewhere? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette_K-225
Cheers

https://www.google.com/search?q=corvette+k+225&sxsrf=ALeKk0008NOyZg4QppYDkSo-PLMZk7qAYA:1595587206693&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjpzqbF2eXqAhXsnuAKHSOiDzwQ_AUoAXoECCEQAw&biw=1280&bih=641#spf=1595587210863
 

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BeyondTheNow said:
This is a good little article about it.

Tom Hanks' Greyhound Is a Quietly Thrilling War Drama That's Not Just for Dads

https://time.com/5865255/greyhound-review-tom-hanks/

The trailer didn’t do it justice. I really enjoyed it. I thought it had a great balance of realistic/technical aspects vs the story and emotional sentiments—One element didn’t overpower another. The CGI was a lot better than I was anticipating too.

I like Hanks. He’s good at portraying strong and knowledgeable, yet humble characters who aren’t void of humanity and values, regardless of what’s at stake.

(I found myself thinking about what would be worse—being in a freezing/frozen snow covered trench, or standing on a frozen ice-covered deck with freezing water being splashed in one’s face. The Army and Navy folk will have to weigh in. I haven’t experienced either, and neither one seems appealing. Go Airforce ;) )

I have done both field and lots and lots of sea time.  They both have their "things".  Comparing them wouldnt do either justice IMHO.
 

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CloudCover said:
Anybody ever see this movie? Is it available online somewhere? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette_K-225
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I've seen it on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel.
 

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I watched 'Greyhound' the other day.  I highly recommend.

From a technical perspective, there is much to commend.  It looked (to me) like they got most things right in terms of how the ship would operate, as well as the confusion, fatigue, burden of command, etc. I actually watched it a second time to really look closely at these items. 

I did most of my training on the old steamers.  They were just a short evolutionary step ahead of what is shown in Greyhound.  This film put me right back there on those ships. 
 

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stoker dave said:
I watched 'Greyhound' the other day.  I highly recommend.

From a technical perspective, there is much to commend.  It looked (to me) like they got most things right in terms of how the ship would operate, as well as the confusion, fatigue, burden of command, etc. I actually watched it a second time to really look closely at these items. 

I did most of my training on the old steamers.  They were just a short evolutionary step ahead of what is shown in Greyhound.  This film put me right back there on those ships.

It's good to see someone with your experience recommending the movie, I certainly enjoyed it but I'm no expert in that history; I've noticed in a lot of comments sections elsewhere a lot of Navy history dilettante's sound like this guy
 

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Jarnhamar said:
Who had the best submarines in WW2?

That depends alot on the time frame and the role being played.

Early WW2 German UBoats were nothing to write home about, technically or from a crew comfort POV. By the end of the war, the type 21 was a technical marvel. Early war Japanese submarines were much bigger and better than US subs and their torpedoes were much better. By the end of the war, US subs featured radar, air conditioning and at least acceptable torpedoes. Russian submarines were awful, but still managed to sink German shipping; the Italians took a big bite out of the RN Med Fleet.

So...it depends.
 

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Jarnhamar said:
Who had the best submarines in WW2?

The Allied submarine campaign in the Pacific led largely by the US was, arguably, the most successful of its kind during WW2 and was helped considerably by rapid improvements in technology and sub/torpedo design. It remains largely unacknowledged, however, because : the Silent Service:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_submarines_in_the_Pacific_War
 
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