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Nautical Quiz 243
1. The RAN Landing Helicopter Dock
(LHD) warships are:
q HMAS Canberra and HMAS Sydney
q HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Melbourne
q HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide
2. To ‘rack a tackle’ is to:
q Dry and store it for future use
q Use it in series with other tackles
q Secure it temporarily using a short
3. Private, Commercial and Courtesy
mooring buoys in NSW are
q Blue, Pink and Yellow
q Red, Black and Green
q Yellow, Red and Pink
4. A vessel is on her ‘beam ends’ when
q Is lying on her side or in danger of
q Is her own length from a wharf or
q Strikes a wharf when coming
‘Dead reckoning’ is navigation by:
q Estimating distance travelled by
q Measuring distance travelled and
direction from a known point
q Using star sightings only
6. Australia’s greatest Naval maritime
q Why HMAS Canberra sunk off Savo
Island in August 1942
q The location of submarine A E1 lost
q How HMAS Sydney II was lost in
7. The lowest November 2016 tides at
Fort Denison will occur on the:
q Afternoons of 15 & 16 November
q Mornings of 21 & 22 November
q Mornings of 29 & 30 November
1. The ‘brow’ of a vessel is the narrow
gangway that provides access from the
wharf to the vessel. It may also be the
loading ramp of a landing craft or ferry.
2. A ‘rabbit’ in Admiralty parlance is an
article converted to private use from a
3. To ‘swing the lead’ is to pretend to be ill
so as to avoid work.
4. In NSW, a Personal Watercraft Behaviour
Label is required to be fixed and clearly
readable from the driving position.
5. A ‘foiling tack’ on America’s Cup 2017
yachts will enable competing yachts to
tack upwind while staying on the foils
and thereby avoid a marked reduction in
speed during the tack.
6. October 2016 is notable astronomically
because there is to be a New Moon on
the first and last days of the month.
7. The largest battleships in World War 2 were
operated by Japan (Musashi and Yam at o
at 72,809 tonnes each), followed by USA
(USS Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, Wisconsin,
each 55,710 tonnes) and Germany
(Bismarck and Tirpitz each 50,153 tonnes).
8. The only Protected or Recreational species
for which some NSW fishing is allowed is
Southern Bluefish Tuna; bag limits are
two if 90cm or more and five if less than
9. The Semaphore code for ‘R’ is both arms
outstretched. Both arms up at 45 degrees
is ‘U’ while left arm up & right down is ‘L’.
10. The distance between knots on a rope to
measure speed, reflected the convenience
of using a sandglass that measured 30
Answers to Nautical Quiz 242
8. The steering nozzle on a Personal
Watercraft is a:
q Mechanism for cleaning the PWC
q Stern outlet for propulsion and
q Device operated by a kill switch
9. The fastest sailing position is
10. Australia’s Paralympic Sailors in Rio
q Two Gold medals and a Silver
q One Gold, one silver and one Bronze
q Two Gold medals and a Bronze
Last month’s winners –
Victoria Farr, Gymea, NSW;
Dan Hopetoun, Mosman, NSW.
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