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The Ferries of Portsmouth

A fun quiz about the history of the Portsmouth Ferries. 8 Questions.

 
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1

Perhaps no other city in Britain has so many and varied ferry services as Portsmouth. Which of the following is not a destination served by the Portsmouth ferries?

  • The Channel Islands
  • Gosport
  • The Isle of Man

2

There has long been some form of service ferrying people between Portsmouth and Gosport but when was it regulated?

  • By 1450
  • By 1550
  • By 1650

3

What year did Portsmouth's International Ferry Port open?

  • 1976
  • 1966
  • 1956

4

In 2007 the Portsmouth International Ferry Port occupied 44 acres but how big was it in June 1976 when it first opened?

  • 4 acres
  • 14 acres
  • 24 acres

5

'The Floating Bridge Company' ceased to exist in 1959 but prior to this it had run a car ferry from Gosport to which part of Portsmouth?

  • The Dockyard
  • Stamshaw
  • Old Portsmouth

6

'Brading' and 'Southsea' were two diesel powered vessels which joined the Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight run in which year?

  • 1968
  • 1958
  • 1948

7

'The Viking Victory' was one of Portsmouth's first International Ferries in1976. How many cars could it carry?

  • 180
  • 200
  • 220

8

Can you match these historic Portsmouth ferries to their destinations?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • 'Queen' - launched 1884
  • 'Sinah' - sank in a gale in 1975
  • 'Ryde'- withdrawn in 1969
  • 'Pride of Winchester' - ceased 1994

Right

  • The Isle of Wight
  • Cherbourg France
  • Gosport
  • Hayling Island

 

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