10 most difficult ships riddlesShips quiz
What was the name of the Japanese flagship during the Battle of Tsushima? (currently a museum ship in Yokosuka)
Mikasa is a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. After 1922, Mikasa was decommissioned in accordance with the Washington Naval Treaty and preserved as a museum ship at Yokosuka. Mikasa is the last remaining example of a pre-dreadnought battleship anywhere in the world.
What did RMS stand for before Titanic's name?
Royal Mail Ship
Royal Marine Ship
Royal Mancarrier Ship
Royal Motorized Ship
RMS was used for seagoing vessels that carried mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. Having the title "RMS" was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time. Today, some modern ships like RMS Queen Mary 2 also use "RMS", as a gesture to Cunard's history.
Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)
No one yet
In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).
The USS Enterprise is a ship with the largest number of nuclear reactors. How many does she have?
Most American aircraft carriers are powered by two reactors. The only exception was the early-constructed USS Enterprise, having an eight-reactor propulsion design, with each A2W reactor taking the place of one of the conventional boilers in earlier constructions. Enterprise was meant to be the first of a class of six, but construction costs ballooned and the remaining vessels were never laid down. The design was replaced by two-reactor Nimitz class.
What is the name of the largest ship built in the history of shipbuilding?
TT Knock Nevis
Uss Nimitz (CVN-68)
Ms Allure of the Seas
TT Knock Nevis was a ULCC supertanker that was the longest ship ever built. She possessed the greatest deadweight tonnage ever recorded. Fully loaded, she was incapable of navigating the English Channel, the Suez Canal or the Panama Canal. Overall, she is generally considered the largest ship ever built. She was sunk during the Iran–Iraq War, but was later salvaged and restored to service.
What was the name of the first ocean-going ironclad?
The French ironclad La Gloire ("The Glory") was the first ocean-going ironclad, developed after the Crimean War and launched during 1859. However Gloire was soon itself rendered obsolete by the launching during 1860 of the British HMS Warrior, the world's first iron-hulled ironclad warship.
What is this?
Polish river monitor 'Krakow'
Prototype German submarine U-1406
British marine monitor Cyclops
French submarine cruiser "Surcouf"
Surcouf was the largest French submarine cruiser having served during the Second World War. The boat was lost during the night of 19 February 1942, in the Caribbean Sea, possibly after colliding with an American freighter. Surcouf was named after the French privateer Robert Surcouf. It was the largest submarine built until surpassed by the first Japanese
What does the BIBO (Bulk in, Bags out) bulk carrier transport?
A BIBO carrier is equipped with a complete facility to pack the bulk material into bags. MV "Pioneer" BIBO has a cargo capacity of 20,000 tonnes and has been designed to load and transport refined sugar in bulk to Australian and overseas destinations and discharge it in bulk at 500 tonnes per hour or in bags at 3,000 tonnes per day.
On which of the following lakes are icebreakers most extensively used?
Great Bear Lake
The Great Lakes are important shipping route, mainly for bulk goods like iron ore or coal. Several icebreakers are busy each winter to keep the route open.
Vasa, a beautiful Swedish galleon, is exposed in one of Stockholm museums. What was her fate?
She sunk just after launching
Polish vessel Aquarius destroyed it
Marked in museum after 70 years of service
She was never launched
Vasa was built between 1626-1628 to fight against Poland and Lithuania. She was designed to become the greatest vessel of Swedish fleet. Richly decorated and well equipped with cannons was to pay high price for Gustav Adolph ambition. The ship was unstable, and she foundered on her maiden voyage after mere 1,200 yards. The loss was so big, that Swedes believed, it had been caused by Polish sabotage.