"On May 31st—exactly 100 years ago—the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet met for battle in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark. Over the course of a day and a night, 250 ships (151 of them British, the other 99 German) exchanged fire and performed a complex set of maneuvers in the Battle of Jutland, World War I's first and only major naval altercation. By the time it was over, more than 7,000 were dead and over 20 ships went down. "
As the Great War began, the Royal Navy rushed to Orkney's great natural harbour, Scapa Flow.
David Hayman uncovers the compelling characters of the little-known naval war - the cautious Admiral Jellicoe and the playboy Admiral Beatty.
The story of great technologies and epic battles for control of the North Sea.
"Tony Robinson teams up with historian Innes McCartney to uncover the experimental origins of Britain's Submarine Service, through a series of wreck dives, underwater blast tests and hands-on demonstrations. The programme reveals how new information is helping to map the successes and failures of submarine pioneers and, with the help of Phil Harding, Tony discovers how these early machines were turned from death traps into weapons that played a vital role in the First World War"
Both HMS Hood and Bismarck are sunk several miles under the sea - too deep even for nuclear submarines to reach. In the first of two feature-length documenta...
After the loss of HMS Hood Britain is in a state of shock, its capital ship sunk by just one shell. Churchill has ordered every British warship or plane with...
Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, debuts Friday on its pre-inaugural sailing out of Southampton, England.
Weighing 227,000 gross registered tons with a passenger capacity of 5,497 guests at double occupancy (it fits 6,780 guests total) and 2,100 crew members, Harmony is now the world's largest cruise ship.