Plain Sailing Quiz
Ahoy there landlubbers! How well can you navigate a bit of nautical terminology! 12 Questions.
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On a boat, which direction, is ‘Aft’?
What term denotes the prison on board a ship as well as being an abbreviation for a type of sailing ship?
What name is given to a rope used to control a sail?
Around which key component is a wooden ship’s framework constructed?
Main deck beam
What of the following terms is used to denote the front of a boat?
From which part of a ship might mutineers be left hanging?
Which of a sailing ship’s ropes is the largest and heaviest, controls the angle of the yards on the main mast and is one of the most difficult to splice if damaged?
Which of the following is the highest ‘look out’ point on a sailing ship?
What is the term used to identify the primary control room of a ship?
After completing the difficult task of splicing the mainbrace, the crew might be rewarded with an extra ration of what drink?
What term is used to describe the right hand side of a boat if looking to the front?
Permission to issue to an extra ration of drink to a ship’s crew is heavily restricted – which of the following CANNOT issue the order to “Splice the Main Brace”?
A member of the Royal family
A member of the Admiralty Board
The Lord Privy Seal
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