Hell Below

Hell Below

  • Seasons:
  • 2
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** Some of the most dramatic and pivotal missions of World War II happened beneath the waves, carried out by stealth vessels manned by skippers and crews with nerves of steel. Journey to the Pacific, where USS Silversides and USS Barb became legendary submarines and to the African Gold Coast, where U-boat ace Werner Henke was put to the ultimate test. From a blind battle beneath icy Norwegian waters to a near nuclear disaster in Cold War Cuba, these are the white-knuckle patrols that changed subsea warfare forever.
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** Some of the most dramatic and pivotal missions of World War II happened beneath the waves, carried out by stealth vessels manned by skippers and crews with nerves of steel. Journey to the Pacific, where USS Silversides and USS Barb became legendary submarines and to the African Gold Coast, where U-boat ace Werner Henke was put to the ultimate test. From a blind battle beneath icy Norwegian waters to a near nuclear disaster in Cold War Cuba, these are the white-knuckle patrols that changed subsea warfare forever.

Season 2 (6 episodes)

  • 1. In Enemy Waters

    Original air date: 07/01/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 07/01/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. 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 history. Witness one of Silversides’ most dramatic missions: aiding Marines in Guadalcanal by keeping Japanese reinforcements from reaching the island. It’s an assignment fraught with depth charge attacks and aerial bombardments that nearly ended the mission and its crew.

  • 2. Submarine Sabotage

    Original air date: 07/08/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 07/08/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Decorated American submarine commander Eugene Fluckey, determined to go out with a bang, defies expectations and returns to USS Barb for one last patrol. On the eastern coast of Northern Japan, Fluckey and his crew push the boundaries of submarine warfare to new limits by launching rockets from their sub and landing a crew of saboteurs on Japanese land in order to destroy a coastal rail line. It’s a highly aggressive and ambitious patrol that will forever change the way subs are used in battle.

  • 3. U-Boat Killers

    Original air date: 07/15/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 07/15/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. German U-515 departs from France in 1944, bound for the African Gold Coast to hunt Allied ships. One thousand miles to the south, the U.S. Navy launches a new hunter-killer task force—a tactical combination of destroyers, escorts, carriers, and aircraft—to prevent German U-Boat resurgence. Witness the showdown between U-boat ace Werner Henke and U.S. Navy Bronze Star recipient Daniel Gallery and see how the unrelenting attack of hunter-killer groups changed how the Battle of the Atlantic was fought and won.

  • 4. Defying Rommel

    Original air date: 07/22/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 07/22/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. British Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. Malcolm Wanklyn of HMS Upholder joins three other British submarines hunting for Italian ships carrying supplies for German Gen. Erwin Rommel's relentless war in North Africa.

  • 5. Sub vs. Sub

    Original air date: 07/29/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 07/29/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Charting the stealth game of undersea warfare, from the Allies' strikes against Axis might to the cat-and-mouse games between the superpowers, through the greatest submarine patrols of World War II and the Cold War.

  • 6. Cuban Crisis

    Original air date: 08/05/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 08/05/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. The four Soviet subs involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and how they nearly triggered a nuclear war.