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 Haverage 64% United KingdomUnited Kingdom15791United StatesUnited States6314Soviet UnionSoviet Union1770FranceFrance601naval warfare riddles » 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.orghard 48% 606013259090280814014054802502501800sailing riddles » 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.orgaverage 64% cavalrycavalry1722sailorssailors1332hullshulls3176masts and sailsmasts and sails11479Age of Sail riddles » 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 Pingrishard 40% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare1989in naval warfarein naval warfare5348in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare5149in chessin chess699army riddles » 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 smashervery hard 37% fire towards sternfire towards stern1730fire towards bowfire towards bow782fire towards port sidefire towards port side1634fire towards starboardfire towards starboard518navy riddles » 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.orghard 47% to have better viewto have better view2104to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily1547to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense7630to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability4680ships 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 43% one-eyedone-eyed1175one-handedone-handed2663one-footedone-footed5084one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed6770Royal Navy riddles » 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: Kasiahard 49% nonenone3218oneone3307twotwo10811sixsix4301history of the United States riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.