A Famous Ships Quiz
Ships are one of the oldest forms of transport known to man. It’s thought the first sea-going ships were launched some 5,000 years ago. In antiquity, they were used by almost all advanced civilisations for purposes of invasion, exploration, adventure and transportation of goods. In more recent history they have been a key element in waging war or defending against the enemy, shifting billions of tonnes of right around the world, and for fishing and leisure purposes.
Ultimately, just like a picture, every ship has a story to tell. What’s your knowledge of the world’s most famous ships? Here’s a chance to find out by taking our entertaining quiz on famous ships. There’s a brief but informative narrative with the answer to each of the questions.
Why not take our Famous Ships Quiz?
A famous ships quiz!
What’s your knowledge
What’s the name of the sister ship to the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier that was commissioned in 2019?
What was the name of Earnest Shackleton’s ill-fated ship that sank in Wendell Bay, Antarctica in 1915?
What was the name of the ship that famously took naturalist Charles Darwin around the world between 1831 and 1836?
What was the name of Sir Francis Chichester’s boat which saw him become the first person to single-handedly sail around the world in 1967?
What was the name of the Titanic’s sister ship that was commissioned in 1915?
Which of these was NOT a ship designed by the famed British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
What was the name of the ship in which Captain James Cook undertook his last voyage before his death in 1779?
What was the name of the US warship, sunk in the pacific by the Japanese in 1945, where the surviving crew infamously suffered multiple shark attacks?
What was the name of the sister ship to the infamous WW2 German battleship Bismarck?
What was the name of the first Royal Navy warship sunk during Britain’s Falkland’s War with Argentina in 1982?
Oh dear! You’re maritime history knowledge is obviously all at sea.
That’s about average! Guess you’re just starting to find your sea legs.
Impressive – you obviously know the ropes!
Shiver ma’ timbers – Excellent! Naval gazing is obviously your thing!
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