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8. A 'goffer' is:
q A cruise passenger who hits golf balls
into the sea
q A crew member who runs messages
q Non-alcoholic drink including mineral
9. The 'grain' on a fishing vessel is:
q The wire cage used to bring fish on
q A five spiked harpoon attached to a
q The direction in which deck scuppers
10. The International Dateline runs
q Along the longitude of 180 deg
q Along the latitude of 180 deg
q Along the longitude of 360 deg
1. The RAN warship known as the
'Purple Pony' is :
q HMAS Brumby
q HMAS Toowoomba
q HMAS Maryborough
2. Overall winner of the 23rd Australian
Women's Keelboat Regatta at RMYS
in June was:
q Flying Tiger 10 Tigris skippered by
q Adams 10 Jungle Juice under T McCall
q Adams 10 Top Gun skippered by Steph
3. The Sydney International Boat Show
from 1-5 August 2013 is:
q 'With the Wind and Sea'
q 'Like no other'
q 'Cruising to perfection'
4. In NSW, Kayak and Canoes must give
q To any craft whose wake might affect
q To any craft under sail
q To power boats wishing to overtake
5. The first of its type ever built in Fiji,
launched early May is a:
q Patrol boat for the Fijian Navy
q Large Catamaran for inter-island travel
q Large semi-submersible for reef
6. A typical Mississippi River Barge will
carry the equivalent of:
q 13.4 Jumbo Hopper rail cars or 58 large
q 18 Jumbo Hopper rail cars or 51 large
q 6.7 Jumbo Hopper rail cars or 29 large
7. The Louis Vuitton Cup being held 4
July-30 August 2013 will determine the:
q Venue for the 2013 America's Cup in
q Challenger for the America's Cup
1. The greatest loss of life in a single vessel is
thought to have been in MS Wilhelm Gustloff
which was carrying German civilians, officials
and military personnel from occupied Poland.
It was sunk by a Soviet Submarine on 30
January 1945, with the loss of an estimated
9400 people of the over 10600 on board. A
2. The Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal was
built in 1961.
3. The 2013/14 Sabre National titles will be held
in Perth from 29 December 2013 to 4 January
4. The Australian Federal Court found in April 2013
that international transport of pleasure craft
is to be commenced by the contracted carrier
within one month from the signed booking.
5. Sydney has far fewer storage spaces (around
10,000) than registered boats(around 17,000).
This has led to large numbers of 'street boats',
especially in suburbs close to launching ramps.
6. The visit of USN's Great White Fleet in 1908
inspired the building of the Sydney Stadium
at Rushcutters Bay, initially as a boxing arena.
The fight between Tommy Burns and Jack
Johnson was promoted to attract sailors to
7. The British Airship R34 was the first to cross
the Atlantic and reached New York on 6 July
1919, in 108 hours. She was damaged in adverse
weather in January 1921 and decommissioned.
8. A sailing warship was 'naked' when the copper
sheathing around its hull had been removed for
maintenance, or was stripped away by heavy
9. A 'Ridge Rope' is the supporting rope for an
awning over part of a deck.
10. One of the 25 Governors General of Australia
has a Navy background. The 19th, Sir Zelman
Cowan who followed Sir John Kerr and
discharged that role for over 4 years from 8
December 1977, ser ved in the RAN during WW2.
He was in Darwin during the 1942 bombings
by Japanese aircraft and later joined General
Answers to Quiz No 203
Last month's winners -- Alana Bryant, Yamba, NSW; Sean Leary, Windsor, VIC.
Marine Trivia Quiz 204
compiled by Jim Broadside
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