Hector Goes Hollywood
Text and Photos from FEBRUARY 1965 -
The new television series "Convoy" is being filmed aboard the SERVPAC
repair ship USS HECTOR (AR-7). The pilot film "Night Rendezvous"
(co-starring the HECTOR) will be seen on a coast to coast television network.
The leading stars of "Convoy" are Miss Gia Scala, John Gavin, and
John Larch. It is being filmed by Universal City Studios in Hollywood,
under the direction of Siegel Productions.
Actor John Larch temporarily replaced Captain Charles E. Stastny
as commanding officer as the HECTOR became a merchant vessel of WWII.
In the first episode, "Night Rendezvous" the HECTOR survives a torpedo
hit, simulated, of course, in spite of plenty of smoke, fire and gashes
in the bulkheads and decks.
Scene two-Take one.
Cameramen get ready to shoot another scene of "Convoy" aboard USS Hector
NEED A LITTLE HELP?
Actress Gia Scala helps John Gavin to a chair.
Gavin just survived a torpedo hit on HECTOR during a recent filming of
the new TV Series. "Convoy" will be released in the near
The Association has obtained a VHS copy of the pilot episode of
It is in the hands of the Hector Historian and will be available
for viewing at Reunions