Hero Ships

The History Channel – Wednesdays from 2 April, 7.30pm

The History Channel presents brand new episodes to the popular series, Hero Ships which profiles the complete combat history and evolving technology of ships, often through multiple conflicts. These are the battleships, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines, and specialised ships that belong in the warship hall of fame. Archival footage and interviews are punctuated by all-access inspections of the ship’s “battle-stations,” conducted by young, active Navy sailors. The series lets the viewer understand the role of each weapon and technology, the dramas that unfolded in different rooms during the heat of battle, and the unique traditions and stories of each vessel.