How a humble coal ship, became one of Britain’s greatest ships


The incredible stories behind the most famous ship in the world – the Titanic


The incredible story behind a humble British merchant ship that changed the world


The ship that kick started the age of polar exploration

Queen Mary

A monument to British nautical engineering

Ark Royal

World War Two's most famous aircraft carrier

The Series

Rob Bell reveals the history of the ships that changed the world.

He investigates the construction of the Titanic and goes aboard the Discovery, the ship that first took Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic. He uncovers why a collier was chosen for Captain Cook’s epic journey to Australia and learns about the Royal Navy’s pioneering use of Ark Royal in World War Two. 

In America Rob visits the Mayflower 2 as it’s prepared for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s arrival and finds out how the Queen Mary became the world’s fastest ocean liner.

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6 x 45' for Channel 5
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