Watch Superships

  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (21)

Superships is an educational program designed to familiarize the viewer with the fascinating technology behind the construction and operation of some of the largest ships in the world. Episodes cover the building of the largest double-hulled oil tanker in the world, the operation of the largest car ferry on the planet, capable of transporting more than 1,000 cars and 2,000 people, and the largest sailing ship in the world, carrying vacationers over Caribbean waters.

Superships is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on August 12, 2011.

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The American Queen
13. The American Queen
October 13, 2011
The largest Sternwheeler ever built plies the Mississippi River, complete with old fashioned tunes and riverboat gamblers. Its steam powered engine gets a close up look along with its many decks and shallow draught construction.
Top Ten Superships
12. Top Ten Superships
July 19, 2012
See how the Superships stack up against one another in this top ten countdown! Which giant vessel will be crowned the mightiest piece of technology on the sea?
The Land Maker
11. The Land Maker
November 28, 2011
The worlds largest Dredger can suck up sand and transport it in one smooth, powerful operation. In Singapore, this amazing ocean-going apparatus is shown as it goes through its paces, and we see the processes that are normally hidden from view.
Deep Sea Cable Guys
10. Deep Sea Cable Guys
November 28, 2011
When an undersea cable breaks, millions of communication pathways are shut down. The Cable Ship, Atlantic Guardian, which is on 24 hour stand-by in Baltimore, Maryland, demonstrates how quickly it can search for and repair these important cables.
High Seas Muscle Ship
9. High Seas Muscle Ship
November 15, 2011
Hauling a huge section of an offshore drilling platform from Korea to the Gulf of Mexico is the immensely difficult task of the Mighty Servant. Loading and maneuvering the massive unit calls for a smooth sea, a steady hand, and a great deal of power.
The Shanghai Express
8. The Shanghai Express
November 16, 2011
On a voyage from Rotterdams to Hamburg, the worlds biggest container ship is examined in detail, especially for its notable cargo handling methods, a true ballet of boxes. See the advanced technology behind the rapid transport of such vast cargoes.
Black Gold, Dark Waters
7. Black Gold, Dark Waters
November 9, 2011
The Worlds largest self-propelled, semi-submersible, all-weather oil drilling rig leaves Halifax Harbour on its first voyage to test its sea worthiness and oil drilling systems in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, 300 kilometers from shore.
Revolutionary Ships Design
6. Revolutionary Ships Design
October 14, 2011
Kilo Moana is a research vessel that boasts amazing hull technology to keep itself stable in stormy Hawaiian seas. Scientists conduct tests that will help our understanding of the effect of deep ocean currents on marine life and global warming.
A Cruise for Pleasure Boats
5. A Cruise for Pleasure Boats
October 11, 2011
This amazing ship crosses the oceans of the world while piggybacking racing and pleasure yachts on behalf of owners and operators who lack the time or skills to do their own long distance cruising. See how this ship can even sink and refloat itself!
The Magnificent Royal Clipper
4. The Magnificent Royal Clipper
September 26, 2011
Its the biggest sailing ship in the world, a five-masted square rigged clipper ship with 200 excited passengers on a cruise through the Caribbean Sea. Exploring the secrets of the amazing sailing vessel will have you planning your dream vacation.
	 Jet Propelled Super Cat
3. Jet Propelled Super Cat
September 23, 2011
The Cat is a very fast ferry that crosses the Gulf of Maine between Yarmouth Nova Scotia and Bar Harbour Maine at speeds in excess of 90 kilometers an hour. Learn about this catamarans aluminum hull construction and water jet propulsion system.
Ulysses the Giant People Mover
2. Ulysses the Giant People Mover
August 12, 2011
Crossing the Irish sea in mid-winter, the worlds largest car ferry battles through a gale force wind and 10 metre seas. 3-D animation illustrates the advanced design that allows a shallow draught vessel to carry up to 1,300 cars and 2,000 people.
Launching a Big Fat Greek Supertanker
1. Launching a Big Fat Greek Supertanker
August 12, 2011
Learn how the world's largest double-hulled oil tankers are built. See how hundreds of workers assemble the massive ship over a 12-month period, the inner workings of the vessel come to light.
Where to Watch Superships
Superships is available for streaming on the CreateSpace website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Superships on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    August 12, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (21)