Deep Sea Detectives

Deep Sea Detectives

2003 - 2010, Other, Science
Documentary that profiles the many attempts to rescue sunken vessels.

Episode Guide

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Captain's Last Stand (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Captain's Last Stand

    The American cargo freighter the SS Flying Enterprise. Host: John Chatterton.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Caught in a Killer Storm (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Caught in a Killer Storm

    The wrecks of two Coast Guard cutters are discovered off North Carolina's Outer Banks. Host: John Chatterton.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet

    Searching for the wreck of L'Orient, the 120-gun flagship of a French fleet defeated by the British Royal Navy at Egypt's Aboukir Bay in 1798.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Great Lakes Ghost Ship (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Great Lakes Ghost Ship

    Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler search the Great Lakes for the remains of the Cornelia B. Windiate.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Blackbeard's Mystery Ship (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Blackbeard's Mystery Ship

    The infamous pirate Blackbeard and his flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Mystery of the Channel Collision (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Mystery of the Channel Collision

    The Duke of Buccleugh and the Vandalia collide while sailing the English Channel in 1889.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Train Wreck in Lake Michigan (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Train Wreck in Lake Michigan

    Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler investigate the 1929 disappearance of the SS Milwaukee.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Pharaoh's Lost Treasure (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Pharaoh's Lost Treasure

    John Chatterton and Richie Kohler dive in Alexandria for the archaeological ruins that hold the key to the pharaoh's treasure.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Damn the Torpedoes (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Damn the Torpedoes

    Probing why the Tecumseh, a single-turret Civil War monitor, sank during a Union attack on Mobile Bay in 1864.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - USS Perry (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    USS Perry

    The USS Perry is rocked by an explosion while clearing mines in advance of the Allied invasion of the Palau islands.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Sub War (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Sub War

    The team dives 95 miles off the shore of Key West to look for a German secret weapon that could have changed the course of World War II and the Cold War.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Secret Allied Trap (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Secret Allied Trap

    Probing the twisted tale of the sinking of the German merchant ship Rhein before the United States declared war on Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - U-Boat Mystery (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    U-Boat Mystery

    Examining a World War II German U-boat that was sunk in the Moray Firth in 1945. Host: John Chatterton.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - More Secret Underwater Caves (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    More Secret Underwater Caves

    Exploring secret water-filled caves, the team tries to unravel the mystery of a Caribbean lost city and why the Taino people vanished.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Another Atlantis? (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Another Atlantis?

    With only canoes and crude tools, the prehistoric Micronesians build an imposing fortress rising from the sea.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - D-Day Troops: Lost at Sea (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    D-Day Troops: Lost at Sea

    Divers probe the wreck of the Susan B. Anthony, a World War II troopship loaded with 3,000 men when it was rocked by two explosions off Omaha Beach in 1944.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Mysterious Loss of the German Fleet (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Mysterious Loss of the German Fleet

    Sixty-six German warships lying off Scotland sink on June 21, 1919.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Winter of Disaster (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Winter of Disaster

    In the space of two weeks, the New Jersey clam-fishing fleet loses four boats and 20 men.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - D-Day Destroyer (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    D-Day Destroyer

    An explosion rips through a U.S. destroyer after the D-Day landings.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Forgotten Sub of WWII (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Forgotten Sub of WWII

    Discovering a U.S. submarine that vanished near Portsmouth, N.H., with 33 crewmen in 1941.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Loch Ness: Great Monster Mystery (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Loch Ness: Great Monster Mystery

    Diving into the mystery behind monster sightings in the cold waters of Scotland's Loch Ness.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Sinking by Sabotage (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Sinking by Sabotage

    A cargo carrier formerly used by Admiral Richard Byrd to travel to Antarctica sinks suddenly in calm seas.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Ship of Doom (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Ship of Doom

    A ship hauling coal capsizes and sinks in a savage winter storm.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Cruiser Under Siege (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Cruiser Under Siege

    An armored cruiser sinks a few miles off 1918 Long Island, N.Y.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Tugboat Down! (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Tugboat Down!

    A tugboat towing a barge loaded with coal suddenly lists and sinks.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Mystery U-Boat of World War I (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Mystery U-Boat of World War I

    Two ships become entangled together near the coast of England.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Mystery Sinking in Bermuda (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Mystery Sinking in Bermuda

    Investigating the sinking of the brand new sailing ship North Carolina on Dec. 30, 1879. Hosts: John Chatteron and Melanie Paul.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Pearl Harbor's Revenge (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Pearl Harbor's Revenge

    Investigating mysteries surrounding the World War II Japanese submarine Shinohara, which was lost in 1944.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Confederacy's Secret Weapon (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Confederacy's Secret Weapon

    Civil War-era paddleship Marie Celestia sits intact on the ocean floor.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Death in the Mediterranean (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Death in the Mediterranean

    An unlicensed ferry attempting to smuggle 300 illegal immigrants into Italy disappears 19 miles offshore.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Underwater Train Wreck (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Underwater Train Wreck

    Two locomotives end up 90 feet below the Atlantic Ocean seven miles off the coast of New Jersey.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Time Bomb of the Deep (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Time Bomb of the Deep

    In the summer of 2002, a series of mysterious small oil spills spreads alarm along the northern California coastline.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - D-Day Minesweeper (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    D-Day Minesweeper

    An American minesweeper explodes and sinks off 1944 Normandy.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Secret Underwater Caves (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Secret Underwater Caves

    Explorers find a cache of Mayan artifacts hidden deep within a Mexican cave.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Explosion at Sea (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Explosion at Sea

    An explosion rips through a luxury cruise ship, sinking it off the coast of Florida.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Lost Tanks of D-Day. (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Lost Tanks of D-Day.

    Most of the duplex-drive tanks used on D-Day sank before they reached the beaches.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Destroyer Down (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Destroyer Down

    A team of divers descends nearly 300 feet to examine what they think is a sunken supply ship.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Death in the Pacific (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Death in the Pacific

    Japan demands that the United States retrieve the wreckage of a fishing trawler sunk in a collision with a submarine.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Graveyard of Ships (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Graveyard of Ships

    A World War I German raider ship and a World War II Japanese carrier sink within inches of each other off the island of Guam.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Death by Human Torpedo (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Death by Human Torpedo

    A surprise attack by one of Japan's new secret weapons sends a U.S. refueling ship to the bottom of a Pacific lagoon.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Sinking on the St. Lawrence (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Sinking on the St. Lawrence

    A Canadian passenger liner collides with a coal carrier, killing more than 1,000 people.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - U-Boats in the Gulf! (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    U-Boats in the Gulf!

    In 1942 dozens of German U-boats wreak havoc in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - U-352: False Pride (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    U-352: False Pride

    Divers explore the wreck of a German U-boat that surfaced and surrendered off the U.S. East Coast during World War II.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - S-5: Doomed Sub (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    S-5: Doomed Sub

    An American submarine sinks off the coast of New Jersey in 1920.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Andrea Doria: Tragedy at Sea (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Andrea Doria: Tragedy at Sea

    The luxury liner Andrea Doria lies in 250 feet of water off Nantucket.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Japanese Sub at Pearl Harbor (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    Japanese Sub at Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese midget sub that started World War II in the Pacific rests 1,200 feet under the waters outside Pearl Harbor.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - B-29 (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    B-29

    A wrecked B-29 Superfortress carrying a mysterious piece of equipment lies at the bottom of Nevada's Lake Mead.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Treasure Hunt: Search for the Atocha (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Treasure Hunt: Search for the Atocha

    Mel Fisher locates treasure from the Nuestra Senora de la Atocha, a Spanish galleon that went down off the Florida Keys in 1622.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The HMS Cerebus (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    The HMS Cerebus

    British man-of-war HMS Cerebus torments colonial shipping and coastal towns before it sinks off the coast of Rhode Island.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Gold Rush Disaster: The Frolic (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Gold Rush Disaster: The Frolic

    Remnants of an 18th-century Chinese opium trader turn up in California in 1984.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Lost Treasure Ship Found! (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Lost Treasure Ship Found!

    Art treasures went down with the Vrouw Maria, a Dutch merchant vessel that sank in 1771 while en route from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg in Russia.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Slave Ship Uncovered! (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Slave Ship Uncovered!

    Divers explore the wreck of the Henrietta Marie, a slave ship that sank off Key West during a hurricane after delivering its human cargo in July 1700.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Death on Lake Huron (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Death on Lake Huron

    Sunk during a 1913 storm on Lake Huron, the Regina is found 73 years later. Hosts: veteran divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Skeleton in the Sand: The Montana (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Skeleton in the Sand: The Montana

    Divers explore the wreck of the Montana, a "mountainboat" built to carry passengers and freight West that sank on the Missouri River in 1884.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Death on the Baltic (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Death on the Baltic

    Probing the wreck of the Estonia, a ferryboat with nearly 1,000 people aboard when it capsized and sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Hunt for the Derbyshire (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Hunt for the Derbyshire

    Investigating whether a Pacific typhoon or a structural flaw caused the sinking of a British freighter with all 44 hands in 1980.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Ghost Ship of New England (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Ghost Ship of New England

    Marine archaeologists search for the wreck of the Portland, one of hundreds of ships sunk during 1898 Thanksgiving weekend storms off the coast of New England.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Death of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Death of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    A freighter named the Edmund Fitzgerald and its 29-man crew disappeared beneath the stormy waters of Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Silent Service: The Torpedoes of WWII (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Silent Service: The Torpedoes of WWII

    Early in World War II, the U.S. Navy realizes that its submarine torpedoes are defective.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Silent Service: The Captains of WWII (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Silent Service: The Captains of WWII

    The initiative of individual submarine captains proves instrumental in the American victory in the Pacific.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Silent Service: The Boats of WWII (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Silent Service: The Boats of WWII

    U.S. Navy submariners of World War II stalk their victims.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The True Story of the K-19 (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The True Story of the K-19

    A reactor accident threatens to destroy a Soviet ballistic missile submarine.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Mysteries of Devil's Triangles (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Mysteries of Devil's Triangles

    Unexplained tragedies occur in the Bermuda Triangle and the Great Lakes Triangle.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Raise the Hunley (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Raise the Hunley

    Technicians raise the first battle submarine from the ocean bottom.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy

    A German remote-controlled rocket-boosted bomb strikes a U.S. troop ship off the coast of North Africa.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - The Scharnhorst Mystery (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Scharnhorst Mystery

    The German battle cruiser Scharnhorst sinks rapidly after being hit during World War II.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - USS Indianapolis Resurfaced (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    USS Indianapolis Resurfaced

    A 12-year-old's school project helped exonerate Capt. Charles B. McVay III, who was court martialed after the Indianapolis was sunk.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Raise the Monitor! (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Raise the Monitor!

    Technicians work to recover the Civil War's most advanced warship from the deep.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

    The wrecks of more than 6,000 ships cover the floors of the Great Lakes.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Shipwrecks! Florida (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Shipwrecks! Florida

    The waters of Florida are rich in stories of pirates and treasures lost and found.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Shipwrecks! Cape Cod (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Shipwrecks! Cape Cod

    Heavy traffic, shifting shoals and vicious storms have caused thousands of shipwrecks off the coast of Cape Cod.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Shipwrecks! California (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Shipwrecks! California

    Many ships carrying prospectors for the gold rush wreck along the California coast.

  • Deep Sea Detectives - Titanic: High Tech at Low Depth (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Titanic: High Tech at Low Depth

    Technology helps undersea explorers find the wreck of the Titanic, the "unsinkable" ocean liner that went down on April 15, 1912.

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