- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: November 29, 2004
Host John Chatterton dives the remains of a ship recently found off Florida whose past is as illustrious as her demise was mysterious.
- Footage from Byrd's expedition shows the vessel in its heyday.
- DEEP SEA DETECTIVES blends high-seas drama and cutting-edge investigation.
- Find out why the ship ended up in the Caribbean coastal trade.
For a brief moment, it was one of the most famous ships in the world. The Eleanor Bolling carried Admiral Richard Byrd on his famous Antarctic expedition in 1928. But by the time America entered World War II, the vessel, rechristened the Vamar, was working as a cargo carrier in the Caribbean.
DEEP SEA DETECTIVES follows the Bolling's career and reveals how she met her end in March of 1942. En-route from Florida to Cuba, the ship sank suddenly in calm seas. While many think she was sunk by a Nazi torpedo or mine, others suspect that sabotage was involved. Diving on the wreck and investigating government archives, SINKING BY SABOTAGE looks for clues to the fate of the once-famed ship.