The Saratoga is part of the U.S. Atlantic fleet and participated in operation Desert Storm in 1990/91. Launched in 1956, this aircraft carrier is continuously up-dated, especially its radar and electronic systems.
Introduced to the RNLI in 1995, the all-weather Severn Class Lifeboat is the largest in their fleet. It has a range of 250 nautical miles and a top speed of 25 knots. It carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane to enable rescues close to shore. It propellers are protected so it can take ground without damage.
It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. 'Das Boot' is the story of one such U-Boat and its crew.