Warship (TV series) facts for kids
Four Leander class frigates played the role of HMS Hero. They were HMS Phoebe, HMS Dido, HMS Hermione and HMS Jupiter. All the crews of these warships were given HMS Hero cap tallies for filming purposes.
The creator of the series was a serving Royal Navy officer, Ian Mackintosh. He wrote three books based on episodes of the series. They were simultaneously published in hardback and paperback. The books were:
- Warship (published in 1973);
- HMS Hero (published in 1976);
- and Holt RN (published in 1977).
The opening music of the series was a march played by the Royal Marines, called Warship, and written by Anthony Isaac. It is still played by Royal Marine bands.
- Ian Mackintosh
- HMS Hero
- HMS Phoebe (F42)
- HMS Dido (F104)
- HMS Hermione (F58)
- HMS Jupiter (F60)
- Leander class frigate
- Royal Navy
- Royal Marines
- Fleet Air Arm
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