Rise of the Supercarrier

Rise of the Supercarrier

  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (13)

The documentary series Rise of the Supercarrier is an inside look at the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful warship ever built for Britain's Royal Navy. Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready.

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Seasons
Pushing the Limits
3. Pushing the Limits
March 8, 2020
During the course of the HMS Queen Elizabeth's first deployment, the F-35B Lightning jet has completed over 200 launches and landings, 20 high-risk shipborne rolling vertical landings, and nearly 100 bomb drops. After four months of grueling training, it all ends with pageantry and military spectacle in New York Harbor. Witness the challenges and achievements of this remarkable ship, her pilots, and her crew during the final weeks of her assignment.
Hurricane Alert
2. Hurricane Alert
March 1, 2020
After five weeks, HMS Queen Elizabeth has successfully landed the cutting-edge F-35B Lightning stealth fighter for the first time. The next critical phase is to see how the jet operates off a rolling, wind-blown flight deck in daylight, in darkness, and even in a full-blown hurricane. See how the aircraft, supercarrier, and crew hold up during this grueling four-month deployment as they push through unexpected challenges, unrelenting storms, and one of the most dangerous maneuvers a warship can attempt: a replenishment at sea.
Heading for America
1. Heading for America
February 23, 2020
The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's $4 billion gamble, is finally ready to set sail from Portsmouth Dockyard on her make-or-break four-month deployment on the high seas. The mission is to forge the brand-new ship's crew into an effective fighting force. Hop on board for an exclusive look at life above and below deck, and follow the crew as they face the challenges of a Russian warship, floods, fuel leaks, and a headline-making first night on U.S. soil.
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The documentary series Rise of the Supercarrier is an inside look at the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful warship ever built for Britain's Royal Navy.

Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready.Rise of the Supercarrier is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 13, 2019.

Rise of the Supercarrier is available for streaming on the Smithsonian Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rise of the Supercarrier on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 13, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (13)