The most difficult sea battles riddles A list of sea battles related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History 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 side35%fire towards starboardfire towards starboard11%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 5080 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare 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 41% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare14%in naval warfarein naval warfare41%in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare38%in chessin chess5%Created by: Andray Pingris. Statistics based on 14404 answers in 2 languages »army 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-handed16%one-footedone-footed32%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 17028 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 48% to have better viewto have better view13%to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily9%to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense48%to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17280 answers in 2 languages »navy 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.hard 48% 606011%909024%14014048%25025015%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12448 answers in 4 languages »sailing 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 warhard 50% nonenone14%oneone15%twotwo50%sixsix19%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 23628 answers in 2 languages »history of the United States 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.average 65% cavalrycavalry9%sailorssailors7%hullshulls17%masts and sailsmasts and sails65%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19252 answers in 2 languages »military 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 65% United KingdomUnited Kingdom65%United StatesUnited States25%Soviet UnionSoviet Union7%FranceFrance2%Created by: Kinga H. Statistics based on 26814 answers in 2 languages »wars riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.