Hell Below

They traveled alone and in packs. They collected intelligence and launched attacks. They rose above the ocean depths and ultimately changed the course of war. Chart some of the most dramatic and influential submarine patrols of World War II, from the perspective of the naval masterminds who plotted the strategies to the tenacious and aggressive commanders who carried them out. Follow the ongoing challenges the Axis and Allies faced as they pushed the limits of their vessels in pursuit or in escape.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Smithsonian Channel (2016 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: War History

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In Enemy Waters

Episode 2x01; Jun 7, 2018

USS Silversides and its swashbuckling skipper, Creed Burlingame, saw their first action in the Pacific in May 1942. More than a dozen patrols later, the sub now rests in Muskegon, Michigan as a museum, an ongoing testament to its extraordinary histor

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x01: In Enemy WatersJun 7, 2018
1x06: Fatal VoyageAug 21, 2016
1x05: Destroyer KillerAug 14, 2016
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