Sailors questions This is a list of recently added questions about sailors. Which famous explorer resorted to piracy during his expeditions?Vasco da Gama. During his trip to India da Gama met hostility in the Arab-controlled teritorries of East Africa. Eventually the expedition resorted to piracy, looting unarmed Arab merchant ships. During the second expedition, Gama's fleet set about capturing any Arab vessel he came across in Indian waters, most notoriously the Miri, a pilgrim ship from Mecca, whose passengers (including women and children) he had locked and buried to death - despite their offers to pay ransom and begs for mercy.Created by: Luca Biaggihard 50% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus252Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama3955Vitus BeringVitus Bering1465Abel TasmanAbel Tasman2232explorers riddles » Which navigator carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition?Francis Drake. In 1577, half a century after Magellan's expedition, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with five ships and 164 men. During his expedition, he captured several Portuguese and Spanish Ships (including treasury ship with 36 kg of gold) and sacked Valparaiso. After his return, the Queen's half-share of the cargo surpassed the rest of the crown's income for that entire year.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 41% Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama1148Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral765John CabotJohn Cabot439Francis DrakeFrancis Drake1649Age of Discovery riddles » Which country was ruled by William the Sailor King?United Kingdom. During his youth, it was not expected that William, being the third son, would became a king. He served in the Royal Navy in the Caribbean. He inherited the throne at the age of 64, after his two elder brothers died without leaving legitimate successors.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 30% PortugalPortugal1882SpainSpain564United KingdomUnited Kingdom1292NorwayNorway556kings of Europe riddles » How many travels around the world did Ferdinand Magellan complete?None. Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth. But Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.Created by: Debbie Foxhard 57% nonenone541111215422126633519geographic discoveries riddles » What nationality was Christopher Columbus?Italian. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo, his father's name was Domenico, and his brothers were named Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino and Giacomo.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 48% ItalianItalian6484SpanishSpanish2599PortuguesePortuguese3825FrenchFrench352discoverers riddles » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.Created by: Kasiahard 44% one-eyedone-eyed892one-handedone-handed2044one-footedone-footed3672one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed5331Age of Sail riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.