A World of Small Boats Quiz
Traditional craft from around the world – Watch out for Praggy Traps! 10 Questions.
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This ancient Chinese sailing vessel may have developed from very early bamboo rafts which had a high stern. It looks a load of rubbish, but what term is commonly used to describe it?
What flat-bottomed boat with a blunt bow, is beefy enough to haul bulk freight in river and coastal areas of countries the world over?
Typically carrying 10-20 guns on one gun deck, and with either two or three masts, which of England’s French foes might have used a "Praam" to cross the English channel in the 19th century?
William of Normandy
Traditionally used in Wales but also South Western England, Ireland and Scotland what is the name for this small, lightweight boat of hide on a wooden frame?
Sporting long thin hulls, "Dhows" are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, and are still commonly seen on the Red Sea. What is the typical size crew for a small Dhow?
Roughly 3.5 to 4.5 m (11.5 to 14.8 ft) long, some Sampans include a small shelter on board, and may be used as permanent habitation on inland and coastal waters of which country?
In which city would you find "Gondolas" serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal?
Legendary for its seaworthiness and unique styling, which boat was cobbled together for launching off steep shingle surf beaches and fishing along the shores of England's North East coast?
Sometimes equipped with guns, what light sailing/rowing boat, commonly called a ‘long boat’, is often seen in films carrying crew and supplies between Galleons and the shore?
Which class of vessel was widely used as a traditional fishing boat off the coasts of France, England and Scotland, and may have derived its name from the resemblance of its sails to human ears?
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