Captain Morton revokes shore leave after he finds a crushed cigar in his beloved palm tree and it just so happens that Seaman Bookser was scheduled to use this leave to take his honeymoon. Roberts tries to fix things for all concerned.
The Captain thinks he sunk a Japanese submarine but the object turns out to be Ensign Pulver's souvenir washtub.
When Doc becomes depressed, Roberts' solution to the problem is to arrange for him to operate on Pulver.
An amazed Roberts learns that a hot chick is part of the cargo he is supposed to load on board the Reluctant.
Pulver writes a letter home detailing exploits of heroism by the crew of the Reluctant. This leads to a visit to the ship by a Congressman.
On shore leave in the island of Azalea, Roberts and the Captain fall for a mother and daughter.
When Pulver is caught with his galpal on board ship he tries to extricate himself from his predicament by saying that she is royalty.
On movie night, the crew doesn't want to see the Captain's favorite horror flick yet again so Roberts tries to get a musical comedy shown instead.
Pulver tries to scrounge up a phonograph record player so that crew members can play messages from their galpals on recently received 78 rpm records.
Roberts wants the Reluctant to get in on the wartime action so he orders a new part for the ship which will allow it to join a convoy headed straight for combat.
When the Reluctant finds itself stuck in the middle of the ocean, unlikely aid appears in the form of a Japanese pilot.
When the crew fouls up a mission, the Captain asks for Roberts' assistance in concocting a cover story.
Pulver writes a letter to his mother asking for her assistance in getting Roberts transferred to combat duty.
When Roberts' transfer finally comes through, the Captain begins making plans to block it.
The Reluctant pulls out of port but there's a pregnant woman in sickbay.
The Captain's beloved palm tree plant is accidentally killed by Pulver.
Roberts finally gets a transfer but his replacement proves to be totally inept.
Pulver gives some of the Reluctant's medical supplies to a smoking hot WAVE lieutenant without getting permission.
Pulver falls for a hot chick but finds himself tongue-tied every time he attempts to speak with her.
Roberts tries to smooth things over with the local natives after the Captain orders them off his vessel.
A new warrant officer is granted permission by the Captain to search the cabin belonging to Roberts and Pulver.
It's up to Doc to persuade the female owner of an island to allow the U.S. Navy to place observation posts on her property.
Roberts arranges a boxing match between a crew member of the Reluctant and a crew member of another ship.
The Reluctant is assigned to transport three USO girls.
The Captain does not want to have an operation to remove his appendix--until he gets a look at the nurse.
The crew of the Reluctant return to the island of Namu for a two-week survival test but are more interested in the Native women.
The crew thinks Roberts is hallucinating when he claims to have seen a woman aboard ship.
The new ship's cook is a bit of an odd duck and causes friction with the crew.
Roberts and Pulver go up against each other for a role in documentary movie about the war.
The Captain is abducted and replace on board ship by a lookalike German agent.