Drain the Oceans

2017
4.8
11 reviews
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Season 3 episodes (10)

1 America's Last Slave Ship
2/9/20
Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of the crucial component in the trans-Atlantic slave trade: the slave ship, which transported over 12 million Africans who were sold and forced to work in the New World. By draining we reveal the cruel technology on board, see the horrific conditions and identify a wreck in Alabama that could be the last slave ship to bring Africans to American soil.
2 The Atomic Ghost Fleet
5/5/20
Using the latest sonar technology, a high-tech expedition maps Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to reveal the world's only nuclear battlefield. The survey tells the story of the U.S. atomic experiments and the warships they destroyed, including a submarine and a mighty aircraft carrier. This is the explosive tale of the dawn of the Nuclear Age and the birth of the Cold War.
3 The Viking Seas
5/5/20
There may be as many as 100,000 vessels lying on the floor of the Baltic Sea, but perhaps the most spectacular of those is the battleship Mars, which vanished over 450 years ago on its second day at sea. Shrouded in legend, this ship has recently been discovered off the coast of Sweden and is proving that it more than lives up to the many myths that surround it.
4 Egypt's Sunken City
5/12/20
We drain away the waters of the Mediterranean to reveal, in all its former glory, an ancient Egyptian city that mysteriously disappeared in the second century B.C. Cutting-edge technology and archeological data unravel the mystery behind its extraordinary rise to international fame — and the terrifying events that led to its destruction.
5 The Battle of Britain
5/19/20
In summer 1940, Adolf Hitler had just conquered France, and only 20 miles of sea separated him from his next target: Great Britain. The mighty Luftwaffe was sent to bomb Britain into submission, destroy the Royal Air Force and set the stage for seaborne invasion. Now, we uncover the wrecks of planes and ships to reveal the truth behind the Battle of Britain.
6 Pirate Ships of the Caribbean
5/26/20
Of all the seas in all the world, the Caribbean is the most famous for pirates. Uncovering long-lost shipwrecks reveals the true story of their exploits — from Henry Morgan's daring raid on the Spanish Main to the final weeks of the legendary Blackbeard — and tells us how the Caribbean's unique position at the crossroads of empire turned it into the ultimate pirate sea.
7 The American Revolution
6/2/20
In lakes and rivers of the modern United States, teams of explorers are discovering forgotten shipwrecks from the American Revolution. By combing their data with cutting-edge computer graphics, the water is drained away to reveal these ships after 240 years of submersion. This modern investigation exposes startling new evidence about a nation's against-all-odds battle for independence.
8 Raiders of The Civil War
6/9/20
Of all the seas in all the world, the Caribbean is the most famous for pirates. Uncovering long-lost shipwrecks reveals the true story of their exploits — from Henry Morgan's daring raid on the Spanish Main to the final weeks of the legendary Blackbeard — and tells us how the Caribbean's unique position at the crossroads of empire turned it into the ultimate pirate sea.
9 The Last Wrecks of WWII
6/16/20
A hi-tech underwater scan reveals a tragic WWII ship sunk at sea. The wreckage from one of Hitler's U-boats continues to leave a poisonous Nazi legacy behind. Japan turns to desperate measures as kamikaze pilots attack the U.S. Navy. The American military, determined to win the Pacific War, rushes the latest bomber into battle.
10 Chicago
6/23/20
Draining Lake Michigan uncovers Chicago's secret history. The latest sonar technology exposes a catastrophe that killed 300 people, solves a tragic Christmas mystery, uncovers a game-changing naval training program from World War II and reveals an engineering marvel that stops the fastest growing city in the world from choking to death.

About this show

Pull the plug on the ocean to reveal hidden secrets and lost worlds, using groundbreaking technology, breathtaking photography and insight from top marine archaeologists. Drain the Oceans delivers penetrating new insights into the epic history of human civilization and the deep history of the Earth itself, exposing sunken cities, shipwrecks and the amazing natural wonders of the deep.
4.8
11 reviews
Sawyer Roddenberry
June 14, 2020
I have loved this series since it started. The first one I ever watched was about Titantic & I was hooked. This show gives viewers a unique look at things we wouldn't be able to see otherwise. It's often easy to forget that the subjects of each episode were real & working, with flesh & blood humans once upon a time bc we've read about them in books or watched documentaries. "Drain" makes it all tangible again & we learn new things or relearn what we thought we knew already. It's a must watch!
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melanie mills
June 26, 2019
this show is soo interesting. its amazing how far we have come since jaques cousteau and his 1st S.C.U.B.A was made. still know less about our oceans then we do the moon. but looks like science, this show , and computers r working on changing that.
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Erika Echevarria
August 24, 2021
This show is the best, from beginning to end. Just saw season 1 eposide 10 Malaysia 370. Im hooked on everything that has to do with Malaysia and airplanes.
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