Ocean Wreck Investigation

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Ocean Wreck Investigation

Synopsis

This series shows the final moments of ships and those on board as they meet disaster. Personal testimony tells the human side of these tragedies.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Assassins of the Deep

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    This episode looks at 3 different German U-Boat wrecks, including UC-66 - the first to be sunk by a plane and U480 - the world’s first stealth sub.

  • Danger Ahead

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    Armed with the latest undersea technology and personal testimony, we board two doomed ships to discover what set them on the path to catastrophe.

  • Last Days of the Battleship

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    Survivors' stories and world-leading shipwreck investigators uncover how even the most powerful warships had their weaknesses and paid a fatal price.

  • Nuclear Wrecks

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    We uncover the remains of warships from the remote Pacific to the Atlantic, revealing new insights into how the atom bomb changed our world forever.

  • Savage Revenge

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    How the Americans launched a massive bombardment of the Japanese fleet– and how the German liner Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed by a Russian sub.

  • Failed Invasions

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    Two of the greatest failed invasions in the history of naval warfare. How the Spanish Armada was defeated and why the Allied fleet was crushed in WW1

  • The Lost Fleet of Wwi

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    Investigations reveal the greatest scuttle and act of defiance in wartime history. Testimonies and CGI illuminate the events and subsequent salvage.

  • Collisions at Sea

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    Investigations into three historical collisions expose the volatile risks at sea and how they have shaped regulations and technological advancements.

  • Toxic Wrecks

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    We discover two ships laden with deadly cargos. The sunken beasts are ticking time bombs and no one knows exactly when or how they might explode.

  • Scotland's Sea Secrets

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    During the First World War, two powerful warships, HMS Hampshire and HMS Vanguard, sank in controversial circumstances off the island of Orkney – north of Scotland. Following permission from British military authorities to dive these official war graves, we can now bring two very important and deeply mysterious wreck stories to public attention.