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.
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.
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).
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 the name of the largest submarine in the world?
K-550 Alexander Nevsky
B-585 St. Petersburg
K-535 by Yuri Dolgoruky
TK-208 Dmitriy Donskoy
Dmitriy Donskoy (TK-208) is a Russian Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarine, designated Project 941 Akula class (NATO reporting name Typhoon). With the decommissioning and scrapping of her Typhoon sister boats (TK-202, TK-13, Simbirsk, Arkhangelsk, Severstal, and TK-210), she is the largest submarine in the world in active service.
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.
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 was the name of "Mush" Morton's submarine?
Dudley Walker "Mush" Morton was a submarine commander of the United States Navy during World War II. He was commander of USS Wahoo during its third through seventh patrols. Wahoo was one of the most-celebrated submarines of World War II, sinking at least 19 Japanese ships, more than any other submarine of the time. Morton and Wahoo disappeared in 1943 during a patrol near La Perouse Strait, and he was ultimately declared deceased three years later.
What is the world's largest aircraft carrier by displacement?
USS John C. Stennis
USS Harry S. Truman
USS Gerald R. Ford
USS George H. W. Bush
The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was delivered to the US Navy in May 2017, while initial operational capability is anticipated to be achieved in 2020. Its full load displacement is 100,000 t. It has the capacity to carry more than 75 aircraft, and can accommodate 4,539 personnel including ship’s company, air wing and other support staff.