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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.

1 Season, 13 Episodes
August 12, 2011
Cast: Lawrence Bayne
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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