Cast & Crew
When Lieutenant Commander Colton, an official at the Naval Academy, refuses to reinstate Gilman Austen, who flunked out, Gilman's father, political boss J. F. Austen, has Colton reassigned to a much harsher job, that of submarine commander. While in charge of Submarine D-2, Colton learns of a Ruanian plot to blow up the United States fleet. To foil the plan, Colton, working alone, detonates the Ruanian mines before the fleet passes through them, but he sustains serious injuries in the process. He is rescued, however, by Seaman Gilman Austen, who joined the Navy after his dismissal from Annapolis. With the fleet now safe, Colton marries Caroline, Gilman's sister, and Gilman himself, because of his heroism, is allowed to re-enter the Academy.
L. Rogers Lytton
Commander R. K. Crank
Captain Louis M. Milton
Lieutenant Roger K. Welles
Lieutenant Commander Franck Taylor Evans
The working title of the film was Colton, U.S. N. This film includes scenes of fleet maneuvers by fifteen battleships, four torpedo boats and three colliers, under command of Vice-Admiral Henry T. Mayo, U.S.N., and the landing of 280 marines and their advance against a supposed enemy. These scenes were shot at Newport, RI. The film also includes scenes shot at Annapolis, MD showing the Naval Academy and naval cadets.