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Nautical Quiz 238
1. The RAN has had the following
number of aircraft carriers:
2. The original and current number of
islands in Sydney harbour is:
q Twelve and nine
q Fourteen and eight
q Fifteen and ten
3. The ratio of anchor chain length to
water depth should generally be
q 5 & 10 times the depth of the
q 2 & 4 times
q 10 & 15 times
‘Horizontal Waterfalls’ are :
q Common to flooded rivers
q The result of a dam bursting
q Tidal flow between narrow aligned
5. Shark Island in Sydney Harbour was
q Base for survival training
q Storage depot
q Firing range for small arms practice
6. Spring Cove at North Head Sydney
was first used for quarantine
q Spanish Influenza
7. The May 2016 Louis Vuitton
America’s Cup World Series New
York was won by:
q Groupama Team France under
q Oracle Team USA skippered by
(Australian) Jimmy Spithill
q Emirates Team New Zealand led by
Glenn Ashby & Peter Burling
8. A vessel is ‘in labour’ when she is:
q Training new crew
q Preparing to berth
q Rolling and pitching in heavy seas
9. The wreck of Cook’s HMS Endeavour
is thought to have been found in:
q Newport Harbour, Rhode Island,
q Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
q Cooktown Inlet, Australia
10. The class name for Australia’s 12
new submarines is:
q Not yet known
Last month’s winners –
Ryan Lindeman, Sandy Bay, TAS;
Michael Sadlier, Ulladulla, NSW.
1. Sydney Heritage Fleet’s Barque James Craig
started life in 1874 as Clan Macleod – a
floating truck. It had one cargo hold and
a crew of about 16.
2. Boater hats made of straw originated
from British sailors’ hats of the early 19th
century. These hats were initially of leather
with ribbon streamers; later of straw and
worn by Royalty, yachting patrons and for
all round use.
3. Lifebuoy soap was so named because it
symbolised the life saving potential of
4. May 2016 is notable astronomically
because every pre-dawn until 28 May
will display dense yellow meteor showers
5. The first race between America’s Cup
2017 entrants will take place in New York
in May 2016. They will compete for points
towards the 2017 competition.
6. NSW DPI Shark Listening Station Buoys
are intended to provide real time tracking
data of tagged sharks – as part of a new
Shark Management Strategy.
7. The first US vessel torpedoed by German
submarine in WWI was Tanker Gulflight,
on 1 May 1915 when she was carrying
fuel and lubricating oil from Texas to
France. She did not sink, was repaired
and later renamed SS Refast, but was
sunk by another German submarine on
26 Januar y 1942. SS Cushing was bombed
in early 1915 while SS Lusitania was sunk
with loss of 1,198 lives on 7 May 1915.
8. The first steam ship to cross the Atlantic
under steam power was SS Sirius in 1838.
SS Savannah in 1819 was the first hybrid
steam powered vessel to cross the Atlantic
but it used wind power for most of the
9. R AN’s Training Systems Centre at
Randwick, NSW will train up to 300
Marine and Electronic Technicians using
simulation and other modern systems.
10. Sailing types in Olympic and Paralympic
Games 2016 will comprise 8 Olympic
(Laser Radial, Laser, 470, 49erFX, RS:X,
Finn, 49er and Nacra 17) and 3 Paralympic
(2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar).
Answers to Nautical Quiz 237
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