The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal

The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal

  • 1993
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (22)

Guadalcanal was the site of some of the fiercest and most destructive naval battles of World War Two. As many as fifty US and Japanese ships were sunk in the waters off the island, so many that the strait became known as Ironbottom Sound. Dr. Robert Ballard, who found and explored the Titanic, attempts to locate as many sunken ships as possible, and combines underwater film, history of the battles, interviews with survivors, and the high drama of near death aboard the submersible craft to create an enthralling documentary.

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The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal
1. The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal
May 23, 1993
Using historical footage, underwater exploration, interviews and narration by former president George Bush Sr., the acclaimed National Geographic crew and Dr. Robert Ballard (who discovered the shipwrecks of the Titanic and the Bismarck) trace the bloody 1942 battle of Guadalcanal, in which the Allies fought the Japanese and 50 ships were downed. The recently located ships are the focus of this fascinating documentary.
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Guadalcanal was the site of some of the fiercest and most destructive naval battles of World War Two. As many as fifty US and Japanese ships were sunk in the waters off the island, so many that the strait became known as Ironbottom Sound.

Dr. Robert Ballard, who found and explored the Titanic, attempts to locate as many sunken ships as possible, and combines underwater film, history of the battles, interviews with survivors, and the high drama of near death aboard the submersible craft to create an enthralling documentary.

  • Premiere Date
    May 23, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (22)