Test your knowledge with our
first nautical quiz. The answers are tucked away on ten different
pages of MarineZine.
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nautical trivia, you can click on the link button next to the question.
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How was the word 'yacht' first
introduced into the English language?
How, when and where was the
British naval hero, Lord Horatio Nelson, blinded in his right eye?
What was invented by Englishman
John Harrison that revolutionised navigation and why did he end his days
an embittered man?
What is the real name of 'Old
Ironsides' the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy?
What did old sailors mean when
they described one of their crewmates as having 'cut his painter'?
To what were old sailors
referring when they spoke of an 'Irish Hurricane'?
When was the first known marine
insurance policy issued?
Where is the topsail schooner 'Fram'
now and for what purpose was she built?
What attacked and sunk the
150-ton schooner 'Pearl' as she was sailing into the Bay of Bengal, on the
10th of May 1874?
Which famous sailing ship was
named after a short skirt?
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