The story of the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him and the country, but—most importantly—to themselves.
|Noël Coward||Captain E. V. Kinross R.N. / Captain 'D'|
|Derek Elphinstone||No. 1|
|John Mills||Ordinary Seaman Blake / Shorty Blake|
|Ballard Berkeley||Engineer Commander|
|Richard Attenborough||Young Stoker|
|Bernard Miles||Chief Petty Officer Hardy / Walter Hardy|