Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth



3.0 40 x
He travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for the hundreds of people working to protect the vital North Atlantic convoys. In Australia he uncovers the legacy of her flag waving visits and he tries his hand at riveting to understand what it took to make this battlecrusier strong and watertight. David also in...

3. Robert E. Lee

3.0 16 x
The story of the Robert E. Lee, one of the most famous Clydebuilt blockade running paddle steamers. During the American Civil War, Glasgow shipbuilders and captains made a fortune running the supplies of war to the Confederate South and bringing out valuable cotton. To run the blockade of Union warships these paddle steame...

2. The CS Mackay-Bennett

3.0 38 x
This was the Victorian internet of its day. It's also the story of a date with disaster. This ship and her crew recovered the bodies of those who died when the Titanic sank and in doing so they sparked a mystery that's taken over a century to solve.

1. Cutty Sark

3.0 27 x
David Hayman explores the stories of four ships, built on the river Clyde that helped forge links with countries throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. From iconic ships such as Cutty Sark and HMS Hood to the lesser-known CS Mackay-Bennett, a ship that laid the foundations of a Victorian communications revolution and play...
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May 27, 2019

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Series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. David Hayman tells the story of CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship launched on the Clyde in 1884. She kept information flowing along a network of underwater cables that connected Britain with her empire and the world - the Victorian internet of its day.It's also a story of a date with disaster, as the ship and her crew recovered the bodies of those who died when the Titanic sank. David travels to Halifax in Canada to find ...
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