Sea battles questions This is a list of recently added questions about sea battles. Play sea battles quiz and see all the questions. What prevented the sea landing of Danish army during the Wolgast defence in 1148?Trebuchet firing. Trebuchet was West Slavs weapon of choice during that time and thanks to its very accurate firing they were able to stop the enemy during Wolgast's defence.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 17% unprecedented stormunprecedented storm388Wolgast's plagueWolgast's plague261trebuchet firingtrebuchet firing217underwater damunderwater dam406wars riddles » Where did the battle for Guadalcanal take place, from which the US offensive began?On the Solomon Islands. The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.Created by: Tschukavery hard 34% in Fijiin Fiji2025on the Solomon Islandson the Solomon Islands3239in the Marshall Islandsin the Marshall Islands3013on Samoaon Samoa1035Oceania riddles » Which battle is considered the greatest defeat of the famous 'Great Armada'?Battle of Gravelines. The Spanish Armada was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from La Coruña in early summer 1588, with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England. During Battle of Gravelines the Spanish fleet was damaged and forced to abandon its plans.Created by: Tschukavery hard 22% Battle of TrafalgarBattle of Trafalgar287Battle of LepantoBattle of Lepanto138Battle of GravelinesBattle of Gravelines171Battle of OliwaBattle of Oliwa148navy riddles » 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 Kingdom18178United StatesUnited States7075Soviet UnionSoviet Union1979FranceFrance669naval warfare riddles » The Santísima Trinidad (pictured) bore the most guns of any ship of the line outfitted in the Age of Sail. How many guns were there?140. Santísima Trinidad was one of few four-deckers ever built. The weight of the additional guns, so high above her waterline, made her sail poorly, leading to her nickname, El Ponderoso. She sank after the Battle of Trafalgar, where her great size made her a first target for the British fleet, and she came under concentrated attack by several ships.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 48% 606014589090316314014063072502502012sailing riddles » What was the main target for chain shot type of ammunition?Masts and sails. In the Age of Sail, the French in particular were adept at gunnery and often took the leeward position to enable their fleet to retire downwind while continuing to fire chain shot at long range to bring down the masts. Chain shot was normally not used as an anti-personnel load; this role was fulfilled more effectively by grapeshot.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 65% cavalrycavalry1891sailorssailors1507hullshulls3545masts and sailsmasts and sails13039Age of Sail riddles » Where was the 'Crossing the T' tactics used?In naval warfare. When going into battle, armoured battleships of the late 19th to mid 20th century still used a battle line formation in which one vessel followed another. However, moving ahead of the enemy line on a perpendicular course (crossing the T) enabled to use both the forward and rear turrets, while the enemy could user only front turret.Created by: Andray Pingrishard 41% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare2184in naval warfarein naval warfare6266in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare5764in chessin chess810warfare 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 stern1960fire towards bowfire towards bow871fire towards port sidefire towards port side1835fire towards starboardfire towards starboard592technology 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 view2352to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily1711to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense8682to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability5186ships riddles » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.Created by: Kasiahard 43% one-eyedone-eyed1325one-handedone-handed2957one-footedone-footed5663one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed7806Royal Navy riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.