• Friday 31 March 2023 at 7:00PM
  • National Geographic


WW2: Hell Under the Sea is an event-based series charting the stealth game of subsea warfare from contact to attack of the greatest submarine patrols of World War II. From the rise of the Wolfpack to the drive for victory in the Pacific, meet the masterminds who brought together the strategy, technology and tactics to make every sailor's worst nightmare to come to life.


  • Ww2: Hell Under The Sea: Torpedo Rampage
    July 1944. After a lackluster wolfpack operation, an American submarine commander penetrates the defenses of a Japanese convoy in the Luzon Strait. Under constant threat from the convoy's escorts, the submarine dodges enemy fire and launches a series of attacks. But when their torpedo tubes are empty, the defenseless crew risks everything to stay in the fight.
  • Ww2: Hell Under The Sea: The Longest Journey
    December 1944. A German U-Boat Commander makes an unprecedented voyage to attack Allied shipping off the coast of Australia. On Christmas morning, the gun crew of a merchant ship fights back and destroys a torpedo destined for their ship, but with the U-Boat circling for another shot, can they hold out until help arrives?
  • Ww2: Hell Under The Sea: Enigma Capture
    September 1939. The life of German U-Boat commander Fritz Julius Lemp takes a series of dramatic turns as he risks the wrath of Adolph Hitler with a torpedo salvo that sinks the passenger liner SS Athenia in error, and then tangles with the ships and aircraft of British carrier group, as Germany tries to prevent the United States from joining the war on the side of Britain.
  • Ww2: Hell Under The Sea: Iwo Jima Pilot Rescue
    When the Allies use carrier groups to deliver destruction to the strongholds of the Imperial Japanese Empire, aircraft and airmen prove vulnerable. Only one kind of vessel has a chance to sneak in, surface and perform rescues in enemy waters. As the Submarine Lifeguard League mobilizes, American subs risk everything to rescue downed aviators.
  • Ww2: Hell Under The Sea: Commander Down
    February 1943. After facing down three destroyers in the Japanese occupied harbor of Kiska, Alaska, an American submarine takes the fight to the south Pacific. On a stormy night, they locate a Japanese ship and circle for an attack. Rain and darkness obscure their target-and the Commander realizes too late, how close the enemy is.
  • Ww2: Hell Under The Sea: Killer Strike
    October 1944. After being credited with the first official U-Boat kill of the Second World War, German U-Boat commander Gunther Prien is abruptly recalled from patrol early and offered a secret mission to strike the Royal Navy at its home port of Scapa Flow. Fighting heavy currents and dodging blockships, Prien breaks into the anchorage, but there is not guarantee he will make it out again.