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After you have completed Jim Broadside’s
Quiz, mail your answers to AFLOAT,
PO Box 709, Willoughby, 2068 or fax to:
(02) 9417-8761 or email to info@afloat.
Winners will be drawn from entries
received by August 18 and they will
receive a copy of To Sea in a Sailing Ship
or Captain G-String (see ad p64) courtesy
of Boat Books Crows Nest.
Answers to the Marine Trivia Quiz and
the winners’ names will be published
02 9439 1133
8. The 2017 America’s Cup will be raced
q San Francisco Bay
q San Diego or Bermuda
q Hamilton Island or Moreton Bay
9. Project ‘Silent Anzac’ plans to:
q Collect artefacts from all WW1 R AN
q Record and preserve the story of
q Publish a record of all RAN personnel
who served in WW1
10. The RAN’s first Hospital Ship was:
q HMAS Grantala
q HMAHS Anglia
q HMHA Lanfranc
1. The RAN Church pennant includes
q The Union Jack
q The Dutch Flag
q The United States Flag
2. Foundation members of Sydney
Rowing Club included:
q Edmund Barton, first Prime Minister
q Henry Parkes, six times Premier of
q John Monash, later General Sir John
3. August 2014 is notable astronomically
q The full moon will occur at midnight
q It contains the anniversary of an
q It will contain a total lunar eclipse
4. A rowboat crossing of the Pacific from
Chile was completed 31 May at:
q Moreton Island
q Byron Bay
5. The 2014 Sydney International Boat
Show was planned for:
q Darling Harbour and Circular Quay
q Cockle Bay Marina and Glebe Island
q Cockatoo Island and Cockle Bay
6. First Lord of the British Admiralty at
the outbreak of both World Wars was :
q Prince Louis of Battenberg
q Sir Joseph Henry Porter
q Winston Churchill
7. A vessel is ‘close-hauled’ when she :
q Is being towed with a short line
q Runs close to the wind without her
q Has sails reefed to reduce the area
Last month’s winners –
Rob Dros, Church Point, NSW; Valerie Prentice, Neutral Bay, NSW.
Marine Trivia Quiz 216
compiled by Jim Broadside
1. Olympic Gold medals for Coxed eights were
won by cadet crews from US Naval Academy
at Annapolis, in 1920 and 1952.
2. The International SeaKeepers Society, founded
by yachtsmen in 1998, supports Ocean research
and conser vation.
3. Expansion of the Panama Canal to
accommodate larger ships is likely to attract
some traffic from the Suez Canal and make
east coast US ports especially Boston more
4. The Titanic II Replica planned by Mr Clive Palmer
would be the same length as the original but
wider and with modern safety facilities.
5. The Whale Chasing vessel displayed at
Discover y Bay (WA) is Cheynes IV; built in Nor way
in 1948 and first named Wilfred Fearnhead.
6. The ‘rode’ of an anchor is the anchor line/rope
/chain, or their combination which connects
the anchor to its vessel.
7. RAN’s Antarctic Supply Vessel Wyatt Earp was
named after a predecessor. That vessel was
built in Norway in 1929 as FV Fanefjord, sold
to and renamed Wyatt Earp by US Antarctic
Explorer Lincoln Ellswor th in 1933. It was
bought and renamed as RAN Fleet Auxiliary
Wongala in 1939. After wartime service she was
lent to the South Australian Scouts but recalled
and recommissioned in 1947 for Antarctic
Exploration as HMAS Wyatt Earp.
8. The ‘scope’ of an anchor is the ratio of the
length of the anchor line to the depth of water.
It indicates how much line should be used for
9. The Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup issued
on 3 June 2014 is intended to develop it as
the premier event in sailing. It has almost 80
pages, does not specify the next venue and
has already been amended in relation to the
Regatta Director and Arbitration.
10. The term ‘Antarctic Calf’ usually means a floe
of ice broken from a large iceberg. The young
of marine mammals are also known as calves.
Answers to Marine Trivia Quiz 215
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Regarding Quiz Answers 214. The largest wooden ferries in Sydney’s fleet were the identical Kuttabul and
Koompartoo. However, Kuttabul was known as larger as she was fitted for more passengers. While their
superstructures were of wood (as was such on every ferry of the time), both these massive ferries had steel hulls.
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