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Name: Samuel Arthur Shore
Rank: Commander
Function: Commander Marineville Base
Date of birth: September 27th, 2015
Age: 51
Series: Stingray
Voice artist: Ray Barrett
Source: Stingray 1965 Annual

Aquanaut Commander Sam Shore is in charge of the WASP's Marineville Base. Sam Shore was born on September 27th 2015 in the state of Kansas, USA. Perhaps because Kansas is completely land-locked, the young Sam Shore always had a fascination with the sea. He ran away from home at the age of 14, lied about his age, and joined the World Navy. A natural leader, Sam Shore worked his way though the ranks to become the captain of a small wn patrol/guard submarine.

In 2040 Sam Shore met Elaine McDonald and in 2041 they were married. The couple had their only child, Atlanta, a year later.

In 2048 the Shore family transferred to the newly completed Marineville Base complex. By 2058 he was consi­dered the base's chief aquanaut when Elaine died of a heart attack while Sam was out on patrol. Sam Shore withdrew into himself and his work after this tragic event but continued to remain extremely devoted to his daughter Atlanta.

Sam Shore's aquanaut career came to a tragic halt in April of 2060 when he lost the use of his legs after ramming an unknown hostile underwater craft. Subsequently, he was confined to a hover chair and assigned adminis­trative duties. Due to his distinguished service career, Shore was promoted to Commander and placed in charge of Marineville Base, later becoming controller of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol when it became a separate service.

Commander Sam Shore has a gruff persona which often masks his caring nature. He considers the Stingray crew to be his extended family. Devoted to his job, Shore has few outside interests. He does enjoy playing poker and likes to argue with his old friend Admiral Jack Denver.

Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett (2 May 1927 — 8 September 2009) was an Australian movie actor. In the 1960s he was a leading actor on British television, where he was best known for his appearances in The Troubleshooters (1965–1971). From the 1970s he appeared in lead and character roles in a number of Australian TV series and films.

He provided John Tracy's voice for the Thunderbirds TV series and the subsequent films Thunderbirds Are GO! (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968).