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 Biaggiexplorers riddles »hard 47% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus217Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama2952Vitus BeringVitus Bering1203Abel TasmanAbel Tasman1887 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.orgAge of Discovery riddles »hard 40% Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama953Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral577John CabotJohn Cabot337Francis DrakeFrancis Drake1274 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.orgkings of Europe riddles »very hard 30% PortugalPortugal1575SpainSpain480United KingdomUnited Kingdom1088NorwayNorway463 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 Foxgeographic discoveries riddles »hard 56% nonenone462211194922109133453 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.orgdiscoverers riddles »hard 47% ItalianItalian5465SpanishSpanish2267PortuguesePortuguese3434FrenchFrench317 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: KasiaAge of Sail riddles »hard 42% one-eyedone-eyed803one-handedone-handed1814one-footedone-footed3279one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed4440 Play history quiz and see all the questions.