Combat Ships (2017): S01E04 – The First Metal Warships


A 2017 documentary charting the history ships in combat.


The crucial role ships have played in international conflict over the past 500 years.

This programme looks at early metal warships, and examines HMS Rattler’s screw propeller in 1845 would lead to the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought in the 20th century.

Combat Ships Series

You can find a full index of Combat Ships here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 11 July 2017.
  • Running Time: 70 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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