Combat Ships

Combat Ships is a series that shows how technology transformed naval warfare and tells the stories of the greatest maritime battles, escapes and disasters. From the deadly 18th century Ships of the Line, the primitive submarines of the American Civil War, the landing craft of the D-Day beaches, the fearless hospital ships of the First World War, to the might of nuclear warships - these vessels have shaped world history. Each episode includes powerful eye-witness accounts, interviews with veterans and maritime experts, reconstructions, intriguing technical data and fascinating historical detail.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Smithsonian (2017 - now)
Schedule: Mondays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

Amphibious Assaults

Episode 2x08; Jul 6, 2020

The evolution of amphibious assault crafts, including the restoration and story of Britain's last surviving LCT 7074 landing craft, designed to carry six Churchill tanks.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x08: Amphibious AssaultsJul 6, 2020
2x07: Leyte GulfJun 29, 2020
2x06: Galleons and PrivateersJun 22, 2020
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