Combat Ships (2020): S02E04 – Destroyers and Cruisers


A 2020 documentary charting the history ships in combat.


Destroyers and cruisers are the quintessential combat ships, each featuring speed and firepower while carrying out unique roles within a navy. This episode highlights the similarities and differences of these two warships and share stories of some of the most influential vessels and battles, from the lone-wolf cruiser, HMS Gannet, which became a powerful symbol of the Victorian anti-slavery campaign to the legendary USS Laffey, the World War II destroyer that stared down the largest kamikaze attack in history.

Combat Ships Series

You can find a full index of Combat Ships here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 08 June 2020.
  • Running Time: 70 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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