Modern Marvels

Season 16 Episode 12

Super Ships

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 29, 2010 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • The FLIP has easily withstood waves of up to 80 feet during its more that 300 missions.

    • With just over 300 ships in the fleet, LNG carriers still represent only a fraction of the more than 4200 oil tankers currently traveling the world's oceans.

    • In one week on the Liberty of the Seas the ships crew prepares over 100,000 meals and 90,000 desserts.

    • The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world, with a fleet tonnage greater than the next 17 largest navies combined.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: They're the cities of the sea and the power players of the ports. Some know how to water ski while others look right out of science fiction. A few carry enough frigid energy to heat 30,000 homes, for a year. Some are as sophisticated as they are practical and one will even flip you out. Now, Super Ships, on Modern Marvels.

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