From ancient viking ships to modern aircraft carriers, explore the design, construction, technology and armaments of history's great vessels of war and peace.
Submarines reign supreme in the undersea world. Trace the evolution of submarines from the hand-cranked submersibles of the Civil War to the nuclear-powered warships prowling the oceans today.
Although they first took to the sea over one hundred years ago, Destroyers played a key role in the Allied victory of World War II and have participated in every major naval conflict of the 20th century.
The word conjures images of majestic Spanish treasure ships, hulls bursting with gold and plunder. But galleons were also fast fighting ships and workhorses of the Age of Discovery.
Called "the greyhounds of the sea," clippers were the fastest wind-powered ships ever. Traveling over 2,000 miles within a week, the 19th-century clippers brought the world back to American shores.
Pound for pound, the small wooden Patrol Torpedo Boats of WWII were among the most powerful warships of all time. Daring PT vets recall why their speed and maneuverability were too much for giant, steel-hulled targets.
Picking up where the Dreadnoughts left off, these massive vessels carried the largest, most powerful guns ever to be put on a warship, serving with distinction throughout World War II and beyond.
For the most exclusive travelers, ocean liners offered unmatched speed and opulence to rival the world's richest hotels. Rare footage offers an insider's view of the great transatlantic liners of the 1920s and '30s.
An on-board tour of the rugged nautical powerhouses and their daring rescues at sea.
The modern aircraft possesses a more powerful tactical air force than most nations. Experience a privileged tour of the sea's mightiest craft.
From New Orleans to St. Paul, the romance and danger of the mighty Mississippi comes to life through stories, rare clips and dramatic recreations of riverboats.
Fast, powerful and nimble, the humble Yankee frigate devastated the renowned Royal British Navy throughout the American Revolution. Recreations reveal why it was the envy of designers the world over.
Adorned with dragonheads and filled with some of the fiercest men on earth, Viking ships inspired dread throughout the Dark Ages. Get an on-board view of these ingenious raider craft.