The BEST Episodes of Mighty Ships
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2019
Network: Discovery Channel (CA)
Featuring stunning visuals from aboard these mighty vessels, it explores the mechanics of the actual ships and the intricate relationships of those aboard. Meet the crew and staff who navigate these ships and find out what makes their jobs so unique and challenging.
#1 - Ibn Battuta
Season 7 - Episode 5
Ibn Battuta is one of the strongest dredgers of her type. With a powerful spinning cutter head and a pair of heavy-duty cylinders called "spuds," She is capable of breaking up the hardest sub-sea soil. The spuds brace the ship in position while the cutter head's teeth grind away at the sea floor to deepen the Son Duong Port in Vietnam's poorest province.
#2 - DSV Skandi Arctic
Season 4 - Episode 3
Climb aboard the world's most advanced dive support vessel, the Skandi Arctic. On board, a crew of more than 90 life support supervisors will assist saturation divers hired to repair a gas pipeline on the floor of the icy North Sea. To prepare, the divers must live in a pressurized habitat aboard the ship before diving hundreds of feet below the surface in diving bells. For both the divers and the ship's crew, the mission is critical, the environment hostile, the technology space age, and the potential for disaster constant. Can they handle the pressure?
#3 - Tyco Resolute
Season 1 - Episode 6
Tyco Resolute has one job: to keep the world wired. She installs and maintains the undersea cables that form the backbone of the Internet, and right now she needs to connect a nation in need of a 21st-century upgrade. Hop aboard as she lays fiber optic cables off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, a mission that's anything but simple. Malfunctioning cables and equipment, pounding surf, and low tides have put Tyco Resolute way behind schedule. If she doesn't pick up the pace, the entire mission will be in jeopardy.
#4 - CCGS Amundsen
Season 4 - Episode 6
Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen is a state-of-the-art research icebreaker. With 12 world-class labs, a multi-beam echo-sounder to map the ocean floor, and a moon-pool to launch an ROV under the arctic ice, she's a battle tested workhorse. Yet this mission will push her to the brink as she transports 24 scientists on a dangerous expedition into the treacherous Northwest Passage. Out in the cold water, deadly weather, rogue icebergs, and battered equipment threaten to put this mission into deep-freeze.
#5 - Avataq
Season 7 - Episode 4
The Avataq is a lifeline to Canada's near-Arctic communities, carrying everything from food and furniture to mining equipment and explosives to Quebec's inaccessible northern regions.
#6 - The Best of Mighty Ships
Season 7 - Episode 7
Over seven seasons, Mighty Ships has featured 42 of the biggest, most technologically advanced on the planet. This special edition will feature the best of the best: from the world's largest cruise ships to the most powerful warships, from the strongest working ships to smaller, super-specialized vessels.
#7 - USS Nimitz
Season 2 - Episode 4
She's the biggest, meanest, most lethal weapon in the arsenal of a global power. The USS Nimitz, like the whole US Navy, has to be ready for any mission, anywhere in the world. That's why she undergoes a rigorous - and often dangerous - evaluation before every deployment.
#8 - Stemat Spirit
Season 7 - Episode 6
Other cable laying vessels require a second vessel to transport one end of their cables to shore. Stemat Spirit approaches the shore during high tide, then settles on the sand as the tide recedes. When the tide returns she floats up and sails out to sea, laying her cable as she goes.
#9 - Oasis of the Seas
Season 3 - Episode 5
The Oasis of the Seas accommodates 5,400 guests, all in lavish luxury. With 21 pools, 24 restaurants, and her own version of Central Park and the Atlantic City Boardwalk, no expense has been spared. But running a massive cruise ship comes with a price, and demands cutting edge technologies to navigate her through the shallow waters of the Caribbean. Grab your first class ticket and witness the inside story of the maiden voyage of the world's greatest cruise ship. It could be the most important voyage she will ever take.
#10 - Umiak I
Season 5 - Episode 5
Umiak I is the world's most powerful ice-breaking carrier, hauling mining equipment from Quebec City to Labrador and returning with nickel concentrate.
#11 - Neptune
Season 6 - Episode 6
Built to install the world's most powerful wind turbines, this ship can raise herself 15 meters out of the water to create a stable construction platform in the middle of the sea, with a 600-ton crane ready to reach high into the sky.
#12 - MV Fairplayer
Season 2 - Episode 6
If there's a muscleman among ships, then its name is Fairplayer. A tour of the Jumbo Fairplayer, the biggest and strongest in a new class of heavy-lift mega ships.
#13 - USNS Robert E. Peary
Season 4 - Episode 2
USNS Peary is a high-tech Mighty Ship, built for 21st-century naval warfare. Her mission: to resupply a fleet of 20 warships patrolling the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden. Peary is considered to be one of the most luxurious military ships on duty, but this is no pleasure cruise. Acting as the supply lifeline to the naval anti-pirate task force, her role is critical to keeping warships operational and marauding pirates at bay. To add to the pressure, her timeline is strict. If she fails to supply one warship on schedule, the entire fleet could be at risk.
#14 - North Star
Season 5 - Episode 2
The Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) ship North Star is one of the only links between Alaska and the continental U.S., delivering everything from food to building supplies to pickup trucks from Seattle to Anchorage on time - within a short 72-hour window.
#15 - Wind Surf
Season 7 - Episode 3
She is the largest sailing yacht in the world, a sleek, five-masted luxury sailing yacht that's large enough to pamper and yet small enough to tuck into tiny harbors and hidden coves where no one else can go.
#16 - MV Faust
Season 1 - Episode 3
With the ability to ferry 8,000 luxury cars, heavy trucks and tractors from one continent to another, the Faust is the biggest and the newest ocean faring vehicle carrier on the planet.
#17 - MV Becrux
Season 1 - Episode 2
Unlike most cruise ships, the Becrux is a mighty ship made for four-legged passengers. With a capacity of nearly 20,000 cattle or 60,000 sheep, the Becrux is the largest custom-built livestock carrier in the world.
#18 - USS New York
Season 6 - Episode 4
With 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the wreckage of the Twin Towers forming her bow stem, USS New York is a tribute to those who perished on September 11, 2001.
#19 - HDMS Absalon
Season 2 - Episode 5
HDMS Absalon, one of the most modern warships in the world, has set sail to stop modern-day pirates off the coast of Somalia.
#20 - MV Solitaire
Season 3 - Episode 6
Set sail on Solitaire, the largest pipe-laying ship in the world. Join a crew of 420 mariners and welders as they take on the most challenging job they've ever faced. The crew will lower 7.5 miles of natural gas pipeline into the cold Norwegian Sea, onto a seabed strewn with giant boulders and steep drops. Solitaire was custom-made for the job, but can she deliver against a tight deadline and an impending storm? Be there for the action as her world-class reputation is put to the test.
#21 - MS Stena Britannica
Season 4 - Episode 4
Take a tour of the largest, most luxurious, most technically advanced ferry in the world. Stena Britannica caters to everyone, from truck drivers to business professionals to vacationing families on its 6-hour jaunt across the English Channel. With 530 cabins, three restaurants, a movie theater, even a casino, she's one super-sized ferry sailing a very busy ferry route. The crew must run a tight ship in tight traffic. One mistake on the bridge, in the engine room, or at the terminal could mean super problems.
#22 - USS Gravely
Season 5 - Episode 6
The U.S. Navy's newest ship, a guided missile destroyer, goes through testing with its crew in preparation for deployment.
#23 - Emma Maersk
Season 1 - Episode 1
Step aboard the Emma Maersk for a glimpse at the adventures of the crew on a two-week, 13,000-kilometre crossing from Malaysia to Spain. At 20 storeys tall, this ship is capable of carrying millions of dollars worth of cargo.
#24 - Norwegian Breakaway: The Voyage
Season 7 - Episode 2
The world's newest mega-cruiser has only 48 hours before she departs on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, readying for her debut. She was constructed faster than any other cruise ship, but the job's not quite done.
#25 - FPSO Maersk Peregrino
Season 5 - Episode 4
The FPSO Maersk Peregrino is the world's biggest oil production ship and is permanently hooked up at the Peregrino oil field.