What do you know of Royal Navy ships?
As an island nation, the sea has always been of the greatest importance to the United Kingdom. The history of the country is indelibly linked to that of the Royal Navy. From the mid-18th century until the Second World War, the Royal Navy was the world’s largest and most powerful seagoing military might. Due to its historical prominence and dominance, it has long been and still is almost always universally referred to as “the Royal Navy” without further qualification. So what do you know of the famous ships of the Royal Navy past and present?
Famous Ships of the Royal Navy
A fun quiz to test your knowledge on facts and history related to ships of the Royal Navy
How many ships are there currently (Nov 2020) in commission in the Royal Navy?
How many ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name ‘Ark Royal’?
What was the sister ship of the fourth HMS Ark Royal (RO9) 1950 – 1979?
What was the name of the first Royal Navy ship to be sunk during the Falklands War of 1982?
What is the name of the historic ship still (2020) in commission in the Royal Navy?
When did the first submarine of the Royal Navy enter service?
Which Royal Navy ship sank the the German Navy’s largest battleship ‘The Bismark’, during World War 2?
What was the name of the Royal Navy’s first metal ship?
What was the name of the famed Royal Navy battleship, perceived to be invincible, that was sunk at the Battle of the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941?
The newly commissioned aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales are the largest and most advanced warships ever built for the Royal Navy but what tonnage are they?
Obviously a confirmed landlubber!
Not bad, but sea legs are still a bit dodgy!
Very good – obviously a bit of a RN buff!
Excellent – as anchored faced as they come!
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