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The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965–1966)

TV Series | 60 min | Adventure, War, Comedy

In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese lines. While underway, the ship is commanded by ...See moreIn the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese lines. While underway, the ship is commanded by Lieutenant Rip Riddle of the US Navy; while in port, the ship is commanded by Major Simon Butcher of the US Army which leads to many disputes between the two men. Written by J.E. McKillop See less
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Updated Sep 19, 1965

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Sep 19, 1965 (United States)

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Jack Warden
Major Simon Butcher / Maj. Simon Butcher Major Simon Butcher / Maj. Simon Butcher   See fewer
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Gary Collins
Lt. Rip Riddle Lt. Rip Riddle   See fewer
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Mike Kellin
C.P.O. Willie Miller / CPO Willie Miller / Chief Miller C.P.O. Willie Miller / CPO Willie Miller / Chief Miller   See fewer
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Mark Slade
Radioman Patrick Hollis / Patrick Hollis Radioman Patrick Hollis / Patrick Hollis   See fewer
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Don Penny
Tyler / Ship's Cook Charles Tyler Tyler / Ship's Cook Charles Tyler   See fewer
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Rudy Solari
Gunner's Mate Sherman Nagurski / Nagurski / Gunner's Mate Sherman Nagursky Gunner's Mate Sherman Nagurski / Nagurski / Gunner's Mate Sherman Nagursky   See fewer
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Fred Smoot
Machinist's Mate Seymour Trivers / Trivers Machinist's Mate Seymour Trivers / Trivers   See fewer
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Charles Irving
Admiral Beckett / Adm. Beckett / Adm. Vincent Beckett / Admiral Vincent Beckett Admiral Beckett / Adm. Beckett / Adm. Vincent Beckett / Admiral Vincent Beckett   See fewer
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Bill Zuckert
Gen. Phillip Cross / Gen. Cross / General Cross / General Phillip Cross Gen. Phillip Cross / Gen. Cross / General Cross / General Phillip Cross   See fewer
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James Hong
Migura / Agaki / Aigin Migura / Agaki / Aigin   See fewer
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Susan Albert
Jill / Geraldine Jill / Geraldine   See fewer
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Jerry Fujikawa
Lt. Hishu / Japanese Commander Lt. Hishu / Japanese Commander   See fewer
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Patricia Dunne
Gloria / Gloria Sutton Gloria / Gloria Sutton   See fewer
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Antoinette Bower
Phyllis / Phyllis Corwin Phyllis / Phyllis Corwin   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
George George   See fewer
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John Holland
Richardson Richardson   See fewer
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Mako
Capt. Kulijame / T. Vushikori Capt. Kulijame / T. Vushikori   See fewer
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Digby Wolfe
Headwaiter Headwaiter   See fewer
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Kay Shimatsu
Japanese Naval Member / Japenese Officer Japanese Naval Member / Japenese Officer   See fewer
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Leon Lontoc
Chief Ahino / Ino-Ino Chief Ahino / Ino-Ino   See fewer
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Betty Betty   See fewer
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Caroline Kido
Sumaya Sumaya   See fewer
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Barbara Shelley
Christine / Prudence Christine / Prudence   See fewer
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Robert Ball
Prisoner #1 Prisoner #1   See fewer
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Pamela Light
Matilda Matilda   See fewer
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Al Dunlap
Hank's Helper Hank's Helper   See fewer
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Richard Loo
Admiral Osuma Admiral Osuma   See fewer
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John Anderson
Sergeant Mac Sergeant Mac   See fewer
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Gail Kobe
Pat Latham Pat Latham   See fewer
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Aki Aleong
1st Japanese Sailor 1st Japanese Sailor   See fewer
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Don Kennedy
M.P. / Shore Patrolman M.P. / Shore Patrolman   See fewer
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George Takei
Lt. Miiko Lt. Miiko   See fewer
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Diana Hyland
Margaret Cochran Margaret Cochran   See fewer
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Herb Voland
Commander Lewis Commander Lewis   See fewer
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Don Collier
Capt. Foley Capt. Foley   See fewer
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Jack Collins
Oscar Charles Oscar Charles   See fewer
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Dennis Cross
Captain Russell Captain Russell   See fewer
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Lou Krugman
Gen. Gargin Gen. Gargin   See fewer
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Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Owen Bush
Lt. Moller Lt. Moller   See fewer
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Maurice Dallimore
Tweed Cap Tweed Cap   See fewer
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June Dayton
Tina Vasek Tina Vasek   See fewer
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Jack Dodson
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Aliza Gur
Terii Terii   See fewer
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Victor Millan
Major Armendariz Major Armendariz   See fewer
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Huggins Huggins   See fewer
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Takaoshi Takaoshi   See fewer
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Yeomen Yeomen   See fewer
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Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Napura Napura   See fewer
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Kamuka Kamuka   See fewer
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Karlili Karlili   See fewer
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Orderly Orderly   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 136 votes