Warship Episodes

2001, TV Show

Episode Detail: Big Guns - Warship

“Big Guns” (Part 2) traces naval technology from the ironclads of the Civil War to the dreadnought-class battleships, whose heyday was in World War I. The first innovation: the USS Monitor's gun turret. In England, meanwhile, John Reed designs HMS Devastation, a mastless seagoing vessel, in 1871. “The modern battleship was beginning to emerge,” says narrator Stacy Keach. The turbine engine came along some 25 years later, making big battleships possible. But warplanes would make them nearly obsolete, as was vividly demonstrated on Dec. 7, 1941.

Episodes: Warship (6)

11/14/2001: Aircraft Carriers    Season 1, Episode 4
11/14/2001: Submarines    Season 1, Episode 3
11/14/2001: Submarines; Aircraft Carriers
11/7/2001: Big Guns    Season 1, Episode 2
11/7/2001: Sea Power    Season 1, Episode 1
Sea Power; Big Guns

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Premiered: November 07, 2001, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A history of naval technology, from 1805's Battle of Trafalgar to the present.

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