Naval warfare questions This is a list of recently added questions about naval warfare. Which country took part in the largest naval conflict since World War II? United Kingdom. The Falklands War was the largest naval conflict after 1945. All other major wars after World War II (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq etc.) were fought on land.Created by: Kinga Haverage 65% United KingdomUnited Kingdom18382United StatesUnited States7153Soviet UnionSoviet Union2000FranceFrance679sea battles riddles » HMS Victory is the only surviving example of a ship of the line. Where does the name "of the line" come from?She could be used to form a line of battle. The line of battle was a naval tactic in which ships form a line, so each ship can fire its broadside without fear of hitting a friendly ship. As breaking of the line ruined this tactics, only the powerful ships (called "ship of the line") were used.Created by: ex-terminatorhard 48% she could be used to form a line of battleshe could be used to form a line of battle5171she sailed through regular routeshe sailed through regular route2160she had a lot of lines in riggingshe had a lot of lines in rigging1854she shared the same design with several other vesselsshe shared the same design with several other vessels1408ships riddles » In naval warfare of the Age of Sail, what was the most desired way to fire at the enemy?Fire towards stern. Although each shot of raking fire is more likely to miss the target, it will cause more damage when successful. In addition, the targeted ship will have few or no guns able to return fire. A stern rake tends to be more damaging than a bow rake because the shots are not deflected by the curved and strengthened bow.Created by: Hitter smashervery hard 37% fire towards sternfire towards stern1984fire towards bowfire towards bow885fire towards port sidefire towards port side1860fire towards starboardfire towards starboard600Age of Sail riddles » What was the typical attack method of Roman navy?Boarding. Since the Romans were primarily a land-based army, they lost several sea battles due to lack of naval skills. The corvus, a boarding ramp with two steel spikes, was the Roman answer to this problem. It secured Roman naval dominance in the Mediterranean Sea for several centuries.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 50% rammingramming6234boardingboarding9945using fireshipsusing fireships1844using spearersusing spearers1792navy riddles » Why in the past were European ships built with high wooden "castles" fore and aft?To improve ship defense. These were built to better resist boarding, commonly used in the naval warfare (especially by pirates). Boarders needed to attack these castles with great difficulty, while archers or harquebusiers could sweep the enemy decks.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 48% to have better viewto have better view2374to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily1726to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense8780to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability5229military riddles » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.