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Nautical Quiz 266
1. The difference between a prow and
q Nil, as they are synonymous
q Prow was used for sailing vessels only
q Prow is the bow above the waterline
2. The first female to be given Admiral
rank was :
q Queen Boadicea of Great Britain
q Laskarina Bouboulina of Greece
q Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans,
3. The RAN’s ‘Battle Tanker’ is:
q HMAS Tobruk
q HMAS Adelaide
q HMAS Success
4. The largest submarines built in
World War II were constructed by:
5. The ‘Doldrums’ are :
q A large area of floating seaweed
q A wind from the Orkney Islands
q An area of calm between the trade
winds of the two hemispheres
6. A ‘Garnet’ is a:
q Tackle used to hoist provisions and
barrels on board
q Set of leg-irons used for punishment
in the Royal Nav y
q A narrow clinker-built ship’s boat
7. The origin of ‘metre’ as a measure
of length is:
q The length of the arm of King George
II of England
q The inside leg length of Louis XIV of
q A ten-millionth of the distance from
North Pole to Equator
1. Coral reefs are thought to represent less
than 1% of the world’s ocean floors but
help support about 25% of all marine
2. The first female skipper to win a Round-
the-world yacht race was Wendy Tuck of
Sydney NSW. She guided Sanya Serenity
Coast to a win in the Clipper Round the
World Race in late July.
3. The Optimist Sailing Dinghy was designed
in 1947 for the Optimist Service Club in
Florida USA as the aquatic equivalent
of a Soapbox billycart. It is approved
by ISF for use by sailors under 16.
Optimist International is an organization
of some 3,000 Clubs which aim to make
the future brighter.
4. The number of boats registered in NSW
is just short of 250,000 – estimated at
246,422 (including PWC) in late July 2018.
5. An under water fishing light is intended
to attract marine life to fishers’ tackle.
6. Round the world sailor and entrepreneur
Tony Bullimore was rescued in 1997 by
HMAS Adelaide from his inverted yacht
in the Great Southern Ocean. He died on
31 July 2018 aged 79, after a remarkable
lifetime of adventure and good humour.
7. America’s Cup 2021 challenger American
Magic is named to honour first winner
America in 1851 and first defender Magic
8. Russian warship Dmitrii Donskoi carrying
bullion & coins was scuttled during the
Russo-Japanese War in 1905, apparently
to deny the Japanese the valuables it was
carr ying. The wreck was recently located
off an island in South Korea.
9. A tidal bore is a wave formed by the
meeting of an incoming tide in opposition
to the direction of the usual current
10. A maritime ton is a measure of capacity at
sea. It was originally based on a ‘tun’ – a
large cask. In determining gross tonnage,
one ton is 100 cubic feet capacity. The
weight of a vessel is its displacement.
Answers to Nautical Quiz 265
8. Samuel Pepys’ (1633-1703) greatest
maritime contributions were to:
q Introduce spices in naval provisions
q Overcome breakdown of fleet supply
during the Second Dutch War
q Develop the Royal Nav y into an
effective and efficient force
q Two of the above
9. The first boat built in the colony of
NSW was launched on:
q 5 October 1787
q 5 October 1789
q 5 October 1798
10. On 15 October 1968, HMAS Perth:
q Was decommissioned
q Was damaged in a collision with
q With US aircraft, destroyed a highway
bridge in Vietnam
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