Boat handling and orders given were very inaccurate, four torpedoes fired out of the two forward starboard tubes in the space of 5 minutes.
Capt took charge for the attack with no briefing on current tactical situation.
Periscope on seemed to be left up at all times, no sign of U Boat snorting but diesel engines were running.
I suspect they used Jeff's A boat and were not prepared to pay enough to restore outside telemotor power and get the scope of the pins. As to the dialogue, it wasn't supposed to be a second by second account of the engagement and the interviews with the NO indicated there was in fact a fair ammount of briefing and discussion.
Knowing Jeff I am sure that he gave them chapter and verse and they then excercised their editorial authority and made what they thought was the best they could do for the cash and to satisfy the viewing public.
The non snorting U boat with diesels running was a strange bit, I will have to ask Jeff if I find an excuse to visit him again.
Even as a non submariner I noticed a lot of inaccuracies, also I found the presentation boring. On top of that I can't stand docu-dramas. It seems to me that they would rather keep rubbish actors in work than to take the trouble I searching the archives I find accurate footage. I switched off after 20 minutes and went to bed. Sad old git aren't I?
The innacuracies or inconsistancies did not trouble me that much, the interresting bit was one how they got into the right position in the first place, and how they then set about solving a problem no one else had solved before. The chats with the NO were very interesting as was the ability to go and pick bits up with the ROV. I spent a bit of time with a manned submersible picking up torpedos of the sea bottom and that was difficult enough.
I must admit that I have always thought Judge Deed was a trifle far fetched
Geoffers, I would not lower myself to watch such trash!
I seem to remember ages ago when the Mitchells kept needing legal advise - commercial conveyancing to purchase the Queen Vic, representation in criminal matters and I think custody of a child, they used the same bloke each time! As if! Tsk! Trash!