10 most difficult navy riddles A list of ten (out of 25) navy related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Navy 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.very hard 20% MikasaMikasa20%MusashiMusashi17%YamatoYamato36%YamamotoYamamoto25%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 646 answers in 2 languages »wars 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.very hard 22% Battle of TrafalgarBattle of Trafalgar38%Battle of LepantoBattle of Lepanto18%Battle of GravelinesBattle of Gravelines22%Battle of OliwaBattle of Oliwa19%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 755 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » What code was used in the navy before introducing SOS?CQD is one of the first distress signals adopted for radio use. Although used worldwide by Marconi operators, CQD was never adopted as an international standard, since it could be mistaken for a general call "CQ" if the reception were poor. Germany's Notzeichen distress signal of three-dots/three-dashes/three-dots was adopted as the international Morse code distress signal. (This distress signal soon became known as "SOS" .very hard 27% CQDCQD27%CDQCDQ21%DCQDCQ12%DSCDSC37%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 562 answers in 2 languages » What is the main reason to use nuclear reactor on a submarine?It needs no oxygen. Nuclear reactor requires no oxygen for combustion and emits no exhaust gas. It gives the submarine the ability to operate submerged at high speeds, for unlimited periods, dependent only on the endurance of its crew. Nuclear power revolutionized the submarine, finally making it a true "underwater" vessel, rather than a "submersible" craft.very hard 29% it needs no oxygenit needs no oxygen29%it needs no frequent refuellingit needs no frequent refuelling38%it is silentit is silent28%it is smallit is small2%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 5766 answers in 2 languages »submarines riddles » Use of brown powder was one of the major naval artillery improvements of the late 19th century. What was its advantage over black powder?It burns slower. The introduction of brown powder, which burned less rapidly than black powder, allowed to use longer barrels, which resulted in greater accuracy. Slower-burning powder decreases firing stresses, allowing guns to last longer and to be manufactured to tighter tolerances.very hard 30% it burns slowerit burns slower30%it burns quickerit burns quicker15%it is water-resistantit is water-resistant40%it is more explosiveit is more explosive14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6905 answers in 2 languages »military riddles » What is this?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 very hard 31% Polish river monitor 'Krakow'Polish river monitor 'Krakow'37%Prototype German submarine U-1406Prototype German submarine U-140621%British marine monitor CyclopsBritish marine monitor Cyclops9%French submarine cruiser "Surcouf"French submarine cruiser "Surcouf"31%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 577 answers in 3 languages »ships riddles » The USS Enterprise is a ship with the largest number of nuclear reactors. How many does she have?8. 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.very hard 33% 113%2218%4444%8833%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6617 answers in 3 languages »nuclear power riddles » What was the the largest warship taking part in the Battle of Trafalgar?Santisima Trinidad. Santísima Trinidad was a Spanish first-rate ship of the line with 112 guns. She was the heaviest-armed ship in the world when rebuilt, and bore the most guns of any ship of the line outfitted in the Age of Sail. very hard 35% VictoryVictory33%MinotaurMinotaur17%Santisima TrinidadSantisima Trinidad35%BucentaureBucentaure13%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 652 answers in 2 languages »ships 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.very hard 37% fire towards sternfire towards stern37%fire towards bowfire towards bow16%fire towards port sidefire towards port side34%fire towards starboardfire towards starboard11%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 5266 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare riddles » Which landlocked country has the largest navy?Bolivia. Although Bolivia has been landlocked since the War of the Pacific in 1879, it still maintains its navy, which patrols Lake Titicaca and Bolivia's larger rivers. The Navy serves as a symbol that the country has not given up on regaining its lost access to the sea. As of 2008, the Bolivian Naval Force had approximately 5,000 personnel.very hard 38% MongoliaMongolia11%AustriaAustria22%ParaguayParaguay27%BoliviaBolivia38%Created by: globalquiz.org. 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