Fictional Warships in Movies & TV


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Sep 28, 2008
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@uk 75 Ark Roya IV was a real warship, but I'm giving it an "honourable mention" for its appearance in the 1976 fly-on-the-wall documentary series Sailor.

Another "honourable mention" to Nelson One the oil rig from the 1975 drama series Oil Strike North.

Pirate Pete

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Jul 25, 2007
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Back in the 70s BBC made a series about a Leander class frigate called HMS Hero. HMS Phoebe (F42) played the main part, but according to Wik six other RN Leanders and RAN Derwent also played her.
You beat me to it!

Series One opening titles.

Episode written by Robert Homes my favourite Dr Who and Blake's Seven writer.

Trailer for the Series One DVD featuring Don Henderson

Ian Mackintosh one of the co-creators of the show went on to do The Sandbaggers.

Bryan Marshall who played Commander Alan Douglas Glenn HMS Hero's second commander was also the captain of HMS Ranger in The Spy Who Loved Me.

I remember watching the Blue Peter report that's mentioned in the Wikipaedia article.

Link to Series 4 Episode 11 that has Patrick Troughton as the guest star.

Around the same time David Troughton was appearing in the BBCTV series Wings which I recommend highly.

Can anyone confirm or deny whether James Cosmo was in Warship?
Yes James Cosmo did appear in the series Warship. He played a character Leading Regulator Fuller, IMDB lists 21 episodes.


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Sep 26, 2006
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