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Nautical Quiz 264
1. 'Men-in-lieu' were a means of:
q Acknowledging diversity afloat
q Commandeering merchant vessels
q Allocating dance partners
2. A 'Parliamentary Heel' was a:
q Argumentative and annoying crew
q Technique to allow cleaning part of the
hull usually submerged
q Most vulnerable part of a vessel (like an
3. The order 'ready about' means:
q Tack immediately
q Be prepared for the next order
q A 180 deg turn is imminent
4. US President Franklin D Roosevelt
described as 'dreadful looking
q Higgins-boat landing craft
q Japanese midget submarines
q US-built Liberty Ships
5. A vessel is 'crossing the hawse'
q Passes between another vessel and its
anchor on the sea bed
q Applies water from hoses on both sides
to one side
q Fights a fire on another vessel
6. The term 'larboard' was replaced
by 'port' because it was:
q Being confused with galley cutting board
q Easily misheard as 'starboard'
q Synonymous with a type of removable
7. An ocean swell forms by:
q Wash from a succession of large vessels
q Excessive use of fossil fuels
q Wind that can be of distant or much
8. The Australian Women's Keelboat
Regatta is conducted by:
q Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Melbourne
q Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St
q Different clubs each year
1. Contenders to build Australia's nine anti-
submarine Frigates are BAE (Britain),
Fincantieri (Italy) and Navantia (Spain).
Project costs are estimated at $35 B and
the vessels are expected to serve until
2. The difference between Class C and D tall
ships is related to carrying or not carrying
spinnaker-like sails. Class C tall ships do
not, while Class D vessels carry such sails.
3. A wind is 'backing' when its changes
are different to its normal pattern. In
the southern hemisphere the wind
usually changes anti-clockwise. It is
'backing' when it changes clockwise, often
suggesting freshening breezes.
4. Nautical 'dogs' include clips or levers that
activate watertight door or hatch cover
5. The original name for the Port of
Melbourne was Sandridge but was
changed to Port of Melbourne in 1884. It is
now the largest container port in Australia
with over 30 commercial berths and two
International Container terminals.
6. A vessel's 'deadweight tonnage' is a
measure of its capacity to carry cargo,
stores and fuel.
7. A 'Panamax' is the maximum width of
a vessel that can transit the (original)
Panama Canal i.e. 32.3m. Recent
extensions allow for width of 49m. A
vessel too wide is 'Post Panamax'.
8. A 'Reefer' container can maintain its
contents' temperature, whether warm,
chilled or frozen.
9. A 'Chromolithograph' representation
may provide multi-colour oblique
representation of an area; such as of
City of Sydney 1888 described by Bruce
Stannard in June 2018 Afloat. It became
the most successful method of colour
printing developed by the 19th century.
10. Szymon Kuczynski (Polish) achieved a
new world record for the smallest yacht
to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded
and unaided. He sailed his 6.3m Atlantic
Puffin from Plymouth England and
returned in just over 270 days.
Answers to Nautical Quiz 263
9. Australia's oldest operating steam
q Lady Hopetoun owned by Sydney Heritage
q Preanna, restored and owned by Jim
Butterworth of Hobart
q Lugard II, on Todd River, Northern
10. Challenging Club for 2021 America's
q Circolo della Vela Sicilia , Mondello,
q Royal Thames Yacht Club, United
q Golden Gate Yacht Club, San Francisco,
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