How To Command A Nuclear Submarine

National Geographic
About the Show
Meet five young officers putting their careers on the line to earn the right to command their own nuclear sub. They’re taking part in the gruelling Perisher Course, beginning with the all-important sea phase assessment. Its straight into the deep end as they face one of the toughest training exercises ever devised, called ‘Eyes Only’. Using only a periscope and a stop watch, the officers must play ‘chicken’ with charging warships and dive if a warship gets dangerously close to a catastrophic collision. The students also face the seemingly straightforward task of loading and unloading specialist reconnaissance troops, dropped by helicopter into a remote Scottish loch. The dress rehearsal turns to farce and the students must get their act together fast or face the consequences.


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