Combat Ships

Additional taxes, fees, and regional restrictions may apply.
Watch with free trial
TVPGHD
Combat ShipsSome of the greatest warships have gone on to shape the history of the world and have even pushed their crews into unbelievable and incredible acts of bravery. Take a look at the very first submarine which is rumored to have lurked beneath New York harbor during the Revolutionary War, the smaller ships that rescued thousands from Dunkirk, or the destroyer in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Over the years, conflicts and wars have prompted extreme advances to ship designs and now they are faster, stronger, and smarter than ever before.
S4, EP1 "Courageous Captains"Exploring maritime heroes who left their mark on history through their bravery and skill, including Larry Chambers, Ernest Evans, and Robert Smalls.
S4, EP2 "Explosion!"Recounting some of maritime warfare's explosions, from world wars and Vietnam to the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.
S4, EP3 "Hidden Figures"Stories of historic Black struggle for equality in maritime combat; an enslaved powder boy who served during the French and Indian War; a Civil War gunner; the first African American to command a vessel with a fully integrated crew: Hugh Mulzac.
S4, EP4 "Heroes of Guadalcanal"A comprehensive look at the naval battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942 and the heroic efforts of U.S. sailors who held off powerful Imperial Navy.
S4, EP5 "Mutiny"A look at how technological advances over the centuries have transformed maritime warfare.
S4, EP6 "Smugglers and Pirates"Documentary series that tells the story of the evolution of maritime conflict.
S4, EP7 "Record Breakers"[EPG Series] A look at how technological advances over the centuries have led to bigger and faster combat ships and transformed maritime warfare.
S4, EP8 "Lightning Strikes"Examining some of maritime history's most effective lightning strikes; how the French frigate Nivôse set a trap to lure Somali pirates; how the HMS Illustrious captured a well-defended Mediterranean harbor in WWII; a surprise attack on Tokyo in 1942.
S3, EP8 "River Raiders"A look at riverine warfare from the Civil War to Vietnam and small but powerful combat ships.
S3, EP7 "The Fast and Furious"A look at Naval warfare's fastest combat ships and how the advantage of speed determined the outcome of some of the great seas battles of the last 150 years.
S3, EP6 "Top Guns"A look at how navy weapons have evolved over the centuries, from cannons to gun turrets to nuclear missiles and beyond.
S3, EP5 "Sunk"New high-tech investigations uncover what sunk a World War I cruiser, a World War II submarine, a British destroyer from the Falklands War, and more.
S3, EP4 "Gulf War Warriors"A look at key naval battles that have taken place in the Persian Gulf over the last 50 years and the warships involved, from both sides of the conflicts.
S3, EP3 "The Battle of Incheon"A portrayal of a crucial September 1950 military operation that helped the UN and ROK gain the upper hand over North Korea in the Korean War.
S3, EP2 "The Battle of Trafalgar"The legendary Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, which pitted Napoleon's French ships against a British armada under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson.
S3, EP1 "Game Changers"A look at experimental ships and revolutionary designers that have changed the tide of war through the centuries.
S2, EP8 "Amphibious Assaults"The evolution of amphibious assault vehicles, including the restoration of Britain's last surviving LCT 7074 landing craft, designed to carry six Churchill tanks.
S2, EP7 "The Battle of Leyte Gulf"It is considered the largest sea battle in history: the Battle of Leyte Gulf in WWII was three days of ingenious strategy and white-knuckle combat between warships, aircraft and kamikazes.
S2, EP6 "Galleons and Privateers"Revolutionary ship design helped Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake lead England to defeat the Spanish Armada and become a world power.
S2, EP5 "Secrets of the Sea"Stories of espionage at sea, including deadly U-boat cat-and-mouse games during WWI, the sinking of the Lusitania, a gun-smuggling private yacht that made history, and liners turned troopships.
S2, EP4 "Destroyers and Cruisers"The ships that made mighty empires, from the lone wolves that patrolled the high seas for imperial Britain to the USS Laffey's heroic WWII battle against kamikazes at Okinawa.
S2, EP3 "Doomed Vessels"Bad design, human error and the enemy sent great ships to tragic ends, like Britain's K13 submarine and HMS Hood, Sweden's 17th century Vasa, and Kublai Khan's fleet, sunk by the original kamikaze.
S2, EP2 "Stealth"Vessels that operate in secret, unseen by their enemies, from secret missions that helped win World War II to modern stealth ships using strange shapes and technology to avoid spying ears and eyes.
S2, EP1 "Viking Longships"The story of one of the world's most effective war machines: the Viking longship, seeing how its design evolved from swift war canoe to versatile and feared ship that would change the course of history.
Some of the greatest warships have gone on to shape the history of the world and have even pushed their crews into unbelievable and incredible acts of bravery. Take a look at the very first submarine which is rumored to have lurked beneath New York harbor during the Revolutionary War, the smaller ships that rescued thousands from Dunkirk, or the destroyer in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Over the years, conflicts and wars have prompted extreme advances to ship designs and now they are faster, stronger, and smarter than ever before.
Original Air Date: Jan 6, 2017
Genres: DocuseriesTV Series
Rating: TVPG
Playback: HD
2 seasons available on demand (16 episodes)
Available on
Frequently asked questions
How can I watch Combat Ships?
How many seasons of Combat Ships are there?
Popular on Fubo