- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 13, 1998
For the awesome firepower they can bring to bear, aircraft carriers are the kings of the fleet. For strategic importance, submarines are unmatched. But with the biggest guns ever put on a vessel, battleships remain the most impressive warships of all.
THE BATTLESHIPS is a stem-to-stern tour of these maritime masters. Learn what separates them from their precursors, the Dreadnoughts, and explore the technological advances that have kept them in service to this day.
Thrill to incredible footage of them in action in conflicts from World War II to the Gulf War. Relive one of the most dramatic moments in naval history when U.S. Battleships raised from the mud at Pearl Harbor faced the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. But in today's navy, the role of the battleship is a subject of debate. Find out why from naval historian Commander Ty Martin, USN (Ret.) and explore the possible fate of these mighty warships.