- 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 21, 1997
They were the vessels captained by legends like Nelson and Drake. They fought in some of history's greatest naval battles. They ruled the high seas for over three hundred years, from the time of Queen Elizabeth I until the development of steam power.
The Great Ships™ travels back in time to the glory days of these legendary warships.
Ship out onboard the replica of the Victory, Nelson's flagship at the battle of Trafalgar, to see how these wooden warriors sailed and fought.
Maritime experts reveal the complete story behind these massive ships they could be 200 feet long and stand more than 30 feet out of the water and explain why they remained the world's premier naval vessel for so long. And renowned historians examine the incredible legacy of their history-making engagements, from the Spanish Armada to the Revolutionary war.