Explorers’ Ships Quiz
Can you identify the names of the ships used by famous explorers on their prestigious expedition/s? 10 Questions.
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Which expedition flagship was probably a medium sized carrack, about 60 feet long on deck, and carried Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic to the “New World” in 1492?
What was the name of the Portuguese flagship of Vasco da Gama's armada, on his first voyage to India in 1497-1499, and was built specifically for the expedition?
Which English galleon, originally known as the “Pelican”, was the first to circumnavigate the globe between 1577 and 1580 and captained by Sir Francis Drake?
The Golden Hind
The Golden Goose
The Golden Gun
The Golden Fleece
Which ship was commissioned by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1586, but bought by Queen Elizabeth I for £5000 in 1587 and subsequently renamed “Ark Royal”?
Arc de Triomphe
Which Royal Navy bark was commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his 3 year voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand?
Which discovery vessel of the Royal Navy carried Matthew Flinders to Australia in 1797 when he became the first to circumnavigate and chart the continent?
Aboard which Royal Navy Brig-Sloop did Charles Darwin voyage for nearly 5 years on his journey of discovery?
Launched in 1901, which was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain and carried Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their successful journey to the Antarctic?
RRS Charles Darwin
RRS James Cook
Which wooden ship, now preserved at a Norwegian Museum bearing its name, carried Roald Amundsen to Antarctica to become the first person to claim the South Pole ahead of Scott?
Which ship halted Ernest Shackleton’s “Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition” when it became trapped in pack ice, slowly crushed and sank, stranding the crew near Elephant Island?
HMS Ark Royal
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