history of naval warfare from ancient to modern times
First Warships - From Ancient Times to the Medieval World.
story of the very first warships designed in ancient Egypt, the
improvements of the Greeks, the rise of Carthage and Rome's determination
to rule the waves. Included is footage and a section on the longships
of the Vikings who roamed the seas in search of plunder.
The Tudor Navy - From the Mary Rose to the Armada.
power in the 16th Century is examined in this episode and focuses
on the first tailor-made sailing warship King Henry the VIII's Mary
Rose. The flagship was overturned in a storm and 400 years later
recovered from the seabed. The other main story is that of the Spanish
Armada and includes footage of a full-scale replica of Sir Francis
Drake's Golden Hind.
Victory - Wooden Ships and Iron Men.
sailing warships had reached their peak in the age of Admiral Nelson
and this episode examines them in detail. Close-up focus is given
to Trafalgar, possibly the world's most important naval battle,
and the HMS Victory. The Victory was Nelson's flagship and there
is extensive footage of the vessel, which is the last survivor of
First Ironclads - Into the Modern Era.
The Ghost Ships of Truk Lagoon - Operation Hailstone.
U-Boat 534 - Echoes from the Ocean Floor.