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8. The largest ship active in the Royal
q HMS Queen Elizabeth
q HMS Prince of Wales
q HMS Ocean
9. The cloud that looks like bunches of
cotton wool is :
10. ‘Rogue’s Yarn’ is a:
q Coloured thread woven into rope
q Rope used to tie naval offenders
q Defence offered by pirates in a
1. The largest wooden ferry in Sydney’s
fleet was :
q Lady Northcote
2. In the Southern Hemisphere, the
fewest number of daylight hour s will
q 19 June
q 21 June
q 24 June
3. Scientists have found evidence that
around 500km below the earth’s
sur face there are:
q Vast reser ves of water
q Enormous caverns with ferocious
q Conduits between the world’s oceans
4. There are two tides in a day because:
q Water moves as the earth circles
around the sun
q The moon exerts a gravitational pull
on the oceans
q A gravitational pull and a centrifugal
5. The minimum legal length for abalone
in NSW is:
q 9.5c m
q 11.7c m
q 13.2c m
6. Transport NSW has released a video
q Outlines how ferry masters should
give way to rowers
q Display first aid techniques for use on
q Encourage rowers and ferry masters to
7. Protocols for the 35th America’s Cup
q Rules for the event
q Way the Defending team will conduct
q Facilities the host venue(s) will
Last month’s winners –
Natalie Spooner, Largs Bay, SA; Oscar Huxley, Batemans Bay, NSW.
Marine Trivia Quiz 214
compiled by Jim Broadside
1. The 2014 Offshore Super Championships
involve high powered offshore Supercats.
They comprise 6 rounds from 27 April to
2. The Snowy Mountains Regatta has been
held once on Lake Jindabyne; with three
divisions – catamarans, trailer yachts and
flying fifteens, and monohulls and dinghies.
3. The first known self propelled amphibious
vehicle was launched in the Delaware River in
Philadelphia in 1803. It was a 20 ton steam-
powered wide beamed scow that carried a
4. May 2014 is notable astronomically for
meteor showers with yellow trains, linked
with Halley’s Comet.
5. The main effect of the Japanese submarine
attack on Sydney Harbour in May 1942 was
development of a system of coastal convoys
between Melbourne and Brisbane, and later
to New Guinea.
6. The 2013 America’s Cup media team has
been nominated for five Emmy Awards
including Outstanding Live Sports, New
App, Technical Team Remote and Live
Audio /Sound. They will be determined on
7. The National Maritime Museum of China
is especially notable for being designed
by Brisbane architect firm Cox Rayner.
Completion in Tianjin is due in 2015. The
design won ‘Future Project of the Year’ at the
World Architectural Festival.
8. The Australian Government’s Review of
Coastal Trading will review anti-competitive
coastal shipping protections and the
licensing of foreign flag ships.
9. The area surrounding the Lane Cove River
in Sydney contains an internationally
significant endangered community of fungi.
10. Lunar obser vations were used to
find longitude at sea before accurate
chronometers became widely available.
Early Nautical Almanacs had tables of
predicted lunar distances against GMT,
and these enabled the determination of
Answers to Marine Trivia Quiz 213
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