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either Knox-Johnston on Seamanship &
Seafaring or The Sailing Bible (see ad p55)
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Answers to the Marine Trivia Quiz and the
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Nautical Quiz 262
1. The name ‘SUEZ’ canal was based
q An acronym for French phrase Salut Unifier
q Greek sky and thunder god ZEUS spelt
q Engineer Ferdinand de Lessep’s wife
2. Australia’s first submarine
telegraph cable was laid between:
q Montague Island and Moruya NSW
q Rottnest Island and Perth WA
q Tasmania and Cape Otway Vic
3. A ‘Saildrone’ is a:
q Scientific intelligence vessel launched
and controlled by CSIRO
q Crew member not paying attention
q An unmanned aerial vehicle used for
4. Commencement of RAN’s new
Frigate program is specified as:
q Laying the keel
q Cutting steel
q The naming ceremony
5. Boatswain’s pipes were generally
q Mobile phones
q Two-way portable radios
q Ships’ tannoy systems
6. Cunard Line foundation in 1840 was
q Delivering immigrants to Australia and
q Transporting coal for early steamships
q Carrying mail
7. A vessel is ‘hulling’ when she is:
q About to be hit side-on by a large wave
q Not being directed by mechanical or
q Longer than the interval between swells
1. A ‘clew’ is a spectacle iron with two eyes.
It allows two lines to be fitted to a sail.
2. Shipbuilder Noah was also renowned as
the first person recorded to have planted
a vineyard and sampling its product to
excess. Temperance literature in the
1800s blamed Noah for creating a worse
flood than he survived – alcohol with its
3. USS Olympia is the vessel on which
Commodore George Dewey made his
reputation in 1898 by defeating the
Spanish fleet in Manila Bay, Philippines.
It is the last US warship from the Spanish-
American War and oldest US steel warship
4. The term ‘Pipe Down’ originated from a
Boatswain’s call on a naval vessel – an
order to turn in, be quiet and lights out.
5. Loss of submarine A E1 in September 1914
is now considered due to ‘a design failure,
material failure, operator error or combinations
thereof...’ Only one of two propellers worked
and was insufficient to arrest a descent
once begun. At about 100m depth, a
for ward section imploded, killing all 35 on
board. The vessel is lying at 300m depth
off the Duke of York Islands.
6. The RAN Bridging Train served in the
Great War Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine
campaigns, constructing piers and
pontoons in dangerous and isolated
conditions. It was disbanded on 20 March
1917. A Memorial Plaque was recently laid
at Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.
7. King George III selected blue and white
as the Royal Nav y’s official colours on 13
April 1748 based on the colours of a gown
worn by the Duchess of Bedford.
8. A ‘Snekker’ is a traditional double-ended
Norwegian fishing boat.
9. Tasmania’s largest yachting Regatta is
the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta. The
2018 event was held mid-February with
150 boats and more than 600 sailors.
10. The oldest sur viving lighthouse on
mainland Australia is Cape Otway
Lighthouse Victoria, built in 1848.
Macquarie Lightstation in Sydney was
constructed in 1818 but rebuilt in 1883.
The current Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse
was completed in 1881.
Answers to Nautical Quiz 261
8. Founder of the America’s Cup
(Britain) has won the Cup:
q Three times
9. The 1999 Eastern Sydney hailstorm
is estimated to have dumped:
q Up to 200,000 tonnes of hail
q 500,000 tonnes of hail
q 50,000 tonnes of hail
10. An albatross observed at sea may
be regarded as a portent of:
q Good luck
q Bad luck
q Both good and bad luck
Last month’s winners –
Russ Thompson, Caringbah, NSW.
Bruce Williams, Eastwood, NSW.
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