The most difficult naval warfare riddles A list of naval warfare related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Technology quiz 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.very hard 37% fire towards sternfire towards stern37%fire towards bowfire towards bow16%fire towards port sidefire towards port side34%fire towards starboardfire towards starboard11%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 4549 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail 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.hard 47% to have better viewto have better view13%to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily9%to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense47%to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15485 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » HMS Victory is the only surviving example of a ship of the line. Where does the name "of the line" come from?She could be used to form a line of battle. The line of battle was a naval tactic in which ships form a line, so each ship can fire its broadside without fear of hitting a friendly ship. As breaking of the line ruined this tactics, only the powerful ships (called "ship of the line") were used.hard 48% she could be used to form a line of battleshe could be used to form a line of battle48%she sailed through regular routeshe sailed through regular route20%she had a lot of lines in riggingshe had a lot of lines in rigging17%she shared the same design with several other vesselsshe shared the same design with several other vessels13%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 8932 answers in 2 languages »ships riddles » What was the typical attack method of Roman Navy?Boarding. Since the Romans were primarily a land-based army, they lost several sea battles due to lack of naval skills. The corvus, a boarding ramp with two steel spikes, was the Roman answer to this problem. It secured Roman naval dominance in the Mediterranean Sea for several centuries.hard 49% rammingramming31%boardingboarding49%using fireshipsusing fireships9%using spearersusing spearers9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16879 answers in 2 languages »ancient Rome riddles » 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.average 64% United KingdomUnited Kingdom64%United StatesUnited States25%Soviet UnionSoviet Union7%FranceFrance2%Created by: Kinga H. Statistics based on 23784 answers in 2 languages »army riddles » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.