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Warships Quiz

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How many years after she was launched did HMS Victory fight at Trafalgar?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 40

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The Argentine cruiser General Belgrano was sunk during the Falklands War. Under her original name of USS Phoenix what did she witness & survive?

  • The sinking of HMS Hood
  • The Japanese invasion of Singapore
  • The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • The Gulf of Tonkin incident

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How many ships have been called HMS Ark Royal?

  • 3
  • 2
  • 6
  • 5

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In 1797 what happened aboard some Royal Navy ships at the Nore anchorage in the Thames Estuary?

  • A storm sank half the fleet
  • A mutiny broke out
  • Food poisoning killed most of the sailors
  • The French attacked & captured them

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What was the Mary Rose attempting to do when she sank?

  • Fight off the Spanish Armada
  • Carry out sea trials off the Isle of Wight
  • Engage a French fleet
  • Take Henry VIII on a diplomatic mission

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From bow to stern arrange these masts on an 18th century ship of the line

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  • Foremast
  • Bowsprit
  • Mainmast
  • Mizzenmast

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Roughly how many service personnel live & work on a modern US aircraft carrier?

  • 500
  • 5000
  • 2500
  • 250

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At which sea battle were the forces of Antony & Cleopatra defeated by the Romans under Octavian?

  • Actimel
  • Alicante
  • Arborio
  • Actium

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In 1905 the Japanese defeated which country at the Battle of Tsushima?

  • USA
  • China
  • India
  • Russia

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Nelson's famous flag signal to the fleet before Trafalgar was "England expects that every man will do" what?

  • his best
  • his duty
  • what he can
  • as he is told

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What is generally accepted to have damaged the Bismarck's rudder so that she went round in circles & so couldn't escape the Royal Navy?

  • She was rammed by a destroyer
  • Frogmen attached a limpet mine to her
  • She was hit by a torpedo dropped by a biplane
  • She was sabotaged by a British agent

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What did Winston Churchill say was the only thing that really frightened him in WW2?

  • The U boat threat
  • The chance of Russia surrendering to Germany
  • The V2 rockets
  • The Tirpitz

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When a warship surrenders to an enemy vessel what is it said to be doing?

  • Dropping its anchor
  • Striking its colours
  • Lowering its ensign
  • Hushing its guns

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How many men survived the sinking in 1941 of HMS Hood out of a crew of over 1400?

  • 30
  • 1300
  • 300
  • 3

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The poem Casabianca begins "The boy stood on the burning deck" but what was the second line (the original, not one of the schoolboy parodies!)

  • Behind him shone the Med
  • His shirt was striped with red
  • When all but he were dead
  • Whence all but he had fled

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Which of these sailors was not fictional?

  • Horatio Hornblower
  • Blackbeard
  • Hector Barbossa
  • Lucky Jack Aubrey

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What was grapeshot principally used for?

  • To dismast enemy ships
  • To kill as many enemy crew as possible
  • To sink enemy ships
  • To make holes in the enemy ships sails

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HMS Belfast, permanently moored in the Pool of London, is classed as what type of warship?

  • Destroyer
  • Cruiser
  • Battleship
  • Frigate

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Put WW2 Pacific naval battles in chronological order

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  • Midway
  • Leyte Gulf
  • Phillipine Sea
  • Coral Sea

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This is a Type 45 destroyer, one of the Royal Navy's latest warships What is she called?

  • HMS Excellent
  • HMS Enduring
  • HMS Darling
  • HMS Daring

 

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