Shipwreck Detectives Series 2
The Shipwreck Detectives discover ancient shipwrecks using the latest technology. From exploration of the clues these ships provide we learn of our history and uncover mysteries of the deep as yet untold. This series follows on from the successful first series.
Episode 1 - Vanishing Ships of War
In the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Shipwreck Detective Jeremy Green is in pursuit of the wrecks of two ships lost at a critical time of World War II - British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, and her escort, the Australian destroyer HMAS Vampire. To commemorate the anniversary of the sinking, the expedition has been timed to coincide with the arrival of veterans from both the Hermes and Vampire. The hope is the team can find both ships before the veterans arrive.
Episode 2 - Secrets of the Ancient Seas
Jeremy Green has been invited to help the shipwreck team from the world-leading Institute of Nautical Archaeology on this year's expedition. Despite a glorious past, the INA is in trouble. Unless they find a new shipwreck the future of the Institute hangs in the balance - no shipwreck, no funding. After three weeks of searching with no significant results the team receives an inspiring visit from the pioneer of marine archaeology Professor George Bass, and soon after the team discovers a large ancient wine bowl. There is now only two days remaining to find a significant wreck and the team have one more dive site up their sleeve. Will this wreck site be deemed worthy of excavation?
Episode 3 - Teardrop of Treasure
On a reef in Sri Lanka lies a wreck that has been systematically plundered by treasure hunters. Its identity remains one of the most enduring mysteries of maritime archaeology. Another wreck - the Dolphin - went down carrying twenty-nine chests of silver and has never been found, and In Galle harbour, another important wreck is being excavated, the 17th Avondster; however the tsunami sweeps everything before it. The maritime archeological unit is destroyed, but amid the destruction, the Sri Lankan archaeologists are still able to count their blessings - they have all survived and some valuable artifacts have been recovered.
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