10 most difficult navy riddles A list of ten (out of 19) navy related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Navy quiz Use of brown powder was one of the major naval artillery improvements of the late 19th century. What was its advantage over black powder?It burns slower. The introduction of brown powder, which burned less rapidly than black powder, allowed to use longer barrels, which resulted in greater accuracy. Slower-burning powder decreases firing stresses, allowing guns to last longer and to be manufactured to tighter tolerances.very hard 26% it burns slowerit burns slower26%it burns quickerit burns quicker15%it is water-resistantit is water-resistant41%it is more explosiveit is more explosive15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3805 answers in 2 languages »military riddles » What is the main reason to use nuclear reactor on a submarine?It needs no oxygen. Nuclear reactor requires no oxygen for combustion and emits no exhaust gas. It gives the submarine the ability to operate submerged at high speeds, for unlimited periods, dependent only on the endurance of its crew. Nuclear power revolutionized the submarine, finally making it a true "underwater" vessel, rather than a "submersible" craft.very hard 33% it needs no oxygenit needs no oxygen33%it needs no frequent refuellingit needs no frequent refuelling36%it is silentit is silent27%it is smallit is small2%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 3084 answers in 2 languages »weaponry riddles » Both of these ships have Union Flag in the upper left corner of their banners, but one of the ensigns is red, while the other is blue. Why?Red is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admirality. A British ensign in British maritime law may have with either a red, white or blue field, dependent on whether the vessel is civilian, naval, or in a special category. These are known as the red, white, and blue ensigns respectively.very hard 35% red is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admiralityred is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admirality35%red is British, Blue is Australianred is British, Blue is Australian28%red is East India Companyred is East India Company19%red is a flagshipred is a flagship16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 303 answers »Royal Navy 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.very hard 36% fire towards sternfire towards stern36%fire towards bowfire towards bow17%fire towards port sidefire towards port side35%fire towards starboardfire towards starboard10%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 3239 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare riddles » The USS Enterprise is a ship with the largest number of nuclear reactors. How many does she have?8. Most American aircraft carriers are powered by two reactors. The only exception was the early-constructed USS Enterprise, having an eight-reactor propulsion design, with each A2W reactor taking the place of one of the conventional boilers in earlier constructions. Enterprise was meant to be the first of a class of six, but construction costs ballooned and the remaining vessels were never laid down. The design was replaced by two-reactor Nimitz class.very hard 37% 112%2215%4443%8837%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3967 answers in 2 languages »army riddles » Which landlocked country has the largest navy?Bolivia. Although Bolivia has been landlocked since the War of the Pacific in 1879, it still maintains its navy, which patrols Lake Titicaca and Bolivia's larger rivers. The Navy serves as a symbol that the country has not given up on regaining its lost access to the sea. As of 2008, the Bolivian Naval Force had approximately 5,000 personnel.very hard 39% MongoliaMongolia10%AustriaAustria21%ParaguayParaguay27%BoliviaBolivia39%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4811 answers in 2 languages »Bolivia riddles » When did the first nautical transit of the North Pole happen?1958. The first nautical transit of the North Pole was made in 1958 by the submarine USS Nautilus, and the first surface nautical transit occurred in 1977 by the icebreaker NS Arktika.hard 42% 1874187415%1958195842%200720076%nevernever35%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5870 answers in 2 languages »Arctic 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.hard 42% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare15%in naval warfarein naval warfare42%in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare36%in chessin chess5%Created by: Andray Pingris. Statistics based on 8160 answers in 2 languages »sea battles 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.hard 43% one-eyedone-eyed7%one-handedone-handed17%one-footedone-footed31%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10953 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 49% to have better viewto have better view12%to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily9%to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense49%to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10573 answers in 2 languages »ships riddles » Play navy quiz and see all the questions.