Navy Log

Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially aired for one season on CBS. It relates the greatest survival war stories in the history of the United States Navy. This series premiered on September 20, 1955, but the following year, it was moved to ABC, where it aired until September 25, 1958. The program aired for a total of three seasons and 104 episodes.

Navy Log
Written byPeter Barry
David E. Durston
Max Ehrlich
Leonard Lee
Roger Marston
William N. Robson
Allan E. Sloane
Directed bySamuel Gallu
Leslie Goodwins
Reginald Le Borg
Oscar Rudolph
Jean Yarbrough
Theme music composerIrving Bibo
Fred Steiner
Opening theme"Navy Log March"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes104
ProducerSamuel Gallu
CinematographyKen Hodges
Frank V. Phillips
Lester White
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companyGallu Productions
DistributorCBS Television Film Sales
Original networkCBS (1955–1956)
ABC (1956–1958)
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1955 (1955-09-20) –
September 25, 1958 (1958-09-25)

Notable guest starsEdit

  • Philip Ahn as General Chen in "Operation Typewriter" (1956)
  • John Archer as the Skipper in the episode "Hiya Pam" (1955)
  • Raymond Bailey as Lieutenant Fenton in "Operation Typewriter" (1956)
  • Scotty Beckett as Ensign in "Survive" (1957)
  • Edward Binns and Paul Picerni in "The Phantom of the Blue Angels" (1955)
  • Ray Boyle in "Bucket of Sand" (1956) and as Reed in "The Beach Pounders" (1957)
  • Paul Burke as Sparks in "Sky Pilot" (1955)
  • Phyllis Coates as Marge in "Web Feet" (1956)
  • Russ Conway as Commander Loomis in "A Day for a Stingray" (1956)
  • Walter Coy as Col. Jack Connors in "Destination - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW" (1956) and "The Lady and the Atom" (1957)
  • Francis De Sales in the role of naval officers in "Operation Three-In-One" (1955) and "Get Back Somehow" (1956)
  • Don Devlin as Bob Levine in "Ninety Day Wonder" (1956)
  • Mason Alan Dinehart as Marly in "Joe Foss, Devilbird" (1957). This episodes focuses on the World War II hero Joe Foss, later the governor of South Dakota and an American sportsman.
  • Benson Fong as Colonel Huam in "Operation Typewriter" (1956)
  • Dean Fredericks as DeMarco in "War of the Whale Boats" (1957)
  • Ron Hagerthy as Johnny Fletcher in "Ninety Day Wonder" (1956), as Jimmy Milano in "The Lady and the Atom" (1957), and as Swenson in "The Draft Dodger" (1958)
  • Gloria Henry as Eileen Murphy in "The Decoy" (1957)
  • Richard Jaeckel as Lieutenant Bradshaw in "War of the Whale Boats" (1957)
  • Don Keefer as McNair in "Ito of Attu" (1957)
  • Douglas Kennedy as Lt. Cmdr. Boggs in "Men from Mars" (1956) and as Cmdr. Bourne in "Call Conrad" (1957)
  • Wright King as Joey McAdams in "Home Is a Sailor (1957)
  • Robert Knapp as Captain Weatherby in "The Death of Dillinger" (1956)
  • Tyler McVey as Monsignor Flaherty in "Sky Pilot" (1955) and "The Draft Dodger" (1958)
  • Eve Miller as Lois MacKenzie in "Call Conrad" (1957)
  • Steve Pendleton as Bill Mathison in "The Long Weekend" (1956)
  • Mike Ragan as Horn in "American U-Boat III" (1958)
  • Gregory Walcott as Jack Franklin in "The Long Weekend" (1956)
  • Clint Eastwood as Burns in "The Lonely Watch" (1958)