Sea battles questions This is a list of recently added questions about sea battles. Which country took part in the largest naval conflict since World War II? United Kingdom. The Falklands War was the largest naval conflict after 1945. All other major wars after World War II (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq etc.) were fought on land.Created by: Kinga Hnaval warfare riddles »average 63% United KingdomUnited Kingdom8809United StatesUnited States3498Soviet UnionSoviet Union1198FranceFrance386 The Santísima Trinidad (pictured) bore the most guns of any ship of the line outfitted in the Age of Sail. How many guns were there?140. Santísima Trinidad was one of few four-deckers ever built. The weight of the additional guns, so high above her waterline, made her sail poorly, leading to her nickname, El Ponderoso. She sank after the Battle of Trafalgar, where her great size made her a first target for the British fleet, and she came under concentrated attack by several ships.Created by: globalquiz.orgsailing riddles »hard 46% 60609149090188114014035112502501230 What was the main target for chain shot type of ammunition?Masts and sails. In the Age of Sail, the French in particular were adept at gunnery and often took the leeward position to enable their fleet to retire downwind while continuing to fire chain shot at long range to bring down the masts. Chain shot was normally not used as an anti-personnel load; this role was fulfilled more effectively by grapeshot.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Sail riddles »average 61% cavalrycavalry1105sailorssailors824hullshulls2198masts and sailsmasts and sails6675 Where was the 'Crossing the T' tactics used?In naval warfare. When going into battle, armoured battleships of the late 19th to mid 20th century still used a battle line formation in which one vessel followed another. However, moving ahead of the enemy line on a perpendicular course (crossing the T) enabled to use both the forward and rear turrets, while the enemy could user only front turret.Created by: Andray Pingrisarmy riddles »hard 41% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare1233in naval warfarein naval warfare3252in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare2848in chessin chess415 In naval warfare of the Age of Sail, what was the most desired way to fire at the enemy?Fire towards stern. Although each shot of raking fire is more likely to miss the target, it will cause more damage when successful. In addition, the targeted ship will have few or no guns able to return fire. A stern rake tends to be more damaging than a bow rake because the shots are not deflected by the curved and strengthened bow.Created by: Hitter smashernavy riddles »very hard 36% fire towards sternfire towards stern1110fire towards bowfire towards bow521fire towards port sidefire towards port side1104fire towards starboardfire towards starboard337 Why in the past were European ships built with high wooden "castles" fore and aft?To improve ship defense. These were built to better resist boarding, commonly used in the naval warfare (especially by pirates). Boarders needed to attack these castles with great difficulty, while archers or harquebusiers could sweep the enemy decks.Created by: globalquiz.orgships riddles »hard 49% to have better viewto have better view1254to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily909to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense4920to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability2879 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: KasiaRoyal Navy riddles »hard 42% one-eyedone-eyed801one-handedone-handed1805one-footedone-footed3259one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed4404 How many battleships were lost (totally) in the Battle of Pearl Harbour?Two. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the warCreated by: Kasiahistory of the United States riddles »hard 48% nonenone1964oneone1930twotwo6245sixsix2641 Play history quiz and see all the questions.