- 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: June 4, 1995
Go aboard the most magnificent ships ever built and see how the development of these floating cities was hastened by tragedy and justified in war.
Since the dawn of time, people have sailed the seas. But the industrial revolution gave birth to an era of great steamships which united the continents and created moveable monuments to luxury and gentility. The Titanic. The Andrea Doria. The Morro Castle. With disaster came new technology and safety precautions as nations vied to build the fastest, largest, most luxurious ships ever to ride the waves. The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were ships of such enormous size and power, they were pivotal in a world at war, outperforming any military ship that escorted or targeted them in dangerous waters. Take an unforgettable historical tour of the greatest ocean liners ever built. Witness how these mammoth monuments in steel have been adapted to serve a modern world, and remain among the most incredible feats of engineering ever conceived.