In this actioner, set during WW II, the hard-bitten, cynical captain of the USS "Frankenstein" must escape a Japanese invasion. Unfortunately, the ill-fated cruiser is low on food, water, and fuel. When the foundering crew spies a ship (which they believe to be a Dutch cruiser) upon the horizon, they decide to jump ship and light it on fire in the hopes that they will be spotted and saved. Unfortunately, the ship is Japanese. Fortunately, that ship is sunk by a British ship before it can get them.