In Summer 1942, with the U.S. at war in Europe and the Pacific, few Americans knew that the war raged in their own backyard. Dozens of Hitler's U-boats had penetrated the Gulf of Mexico, sinking merchant vessels and oil tankers.
By 2001, nearly every major U.S. WWII shipwreck had been found except for the USS Mississinewa, a refueling ship sunk off the Ulithi Atoll in the war's final stage. Where did the wreck of the Mississinewa go?
In the shimmering waters of Apra Harbor, off the American Island of Guam, lie the eerie wrecks of two ships from two different wars. Though they sank 30 years apart, they went down within inches of each other and today are literally touching!
In 2001, the commander of USS Greenville--a nuclear submarine--ordered a spontaneous surfacing drill to impress onboard civilians. It collides with a Japanese fishing vessel. Japan demands that the United States retrieve the wreckage and 9 bodies onboard.
In 1943, the USS Murphy left New York Harbor and was suddenly struck and sliced in half. The bow sank and took down 35 men, but incredibly, the stern stayed afloat. Follow a team of divers as they piece together what happened on that dark & deadly night.
John Chatterton travels to Normandy and joins French diver Bertrand Sciboz to search for the sunken remains of the D-Day invasion's failed secret weapon: the Duplex Drive (DD) tanks.
In 1926, the luxury cruiser--Queen of Nassau--left Miami for Tampa, and 24 hours later, a violent explosion sent crew scrambling. But surviving crew members' accounts conflict with the wreckage found beneath the waves. Could the truth finally be revealed?
Within the Mexican island of Cozumel there winds an underwater cave system called Cueva Quebrada, in which a significant cache of Mayan artifacts lies, mysteriously, almost a mile from any of its entrances. But how?
A month after D-Day, when the Allies believed all was safe off the beaches of Normandy, the Minesweeper YMS-304 was detonated. John Chatterton dives the remains of this tragic wreck.
In 2002, after many mysterious oil spills, California beaches were threatened--a 200-mile stretch became littered with the carcasses of oiled animals. The leaks were traced to a 50-year-old sunken tanker, SS Jacob Luckenbach, 200 feet below sea level.
Explore two locomotives discovered upright and intact on the ocean floor. Found off the coast of New Jersey, investigators attempt to find out how the trains ended up 90-feet below the surface of the Atlantic.
On December 26, 1996, an unlicensed ferry smuggling illegal immigrants disappears off Sicily's coast. Our detectives return to the scene of the crime to investigate: Was it an accident or murder?
John Chatterton and Melanie Paul join marine archaeologists to decide whether negligence, bad luck, or foul play sent the North Carolina to the ocean floor in 1879.
The wrecks of a German submarine and an English steamship were discovered over 30 miles from where they were thought to have sunk in World War I. Host John Chatterton dives deep to piece together what really happened.
Declassified Soviet documents shed new light on the sinking of a World War I warship. Explore the wreckage of the USS San Diego, which sank off the coast of Fire Island, N.Y. in 1918.