10 most difficult ships riddles A list of ten (out of 18) ships related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Ships quiz What did RMS stand for before Titanic's name?Royal Mail Ship. RMS was used for seagoing vessels that carried mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. Having the title "RMS" was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time. Today, some modern ships like RMS Queen Mary 2 also use "RMS", as a gesture to Cunard's history.very hard 32% Royal Mail ShipRoyal Mail Ship32%Royal Marine ShipRoyal Marine Ship27%Royal Mancarrier ShipRoyal Mancarrier Ship34%Royal Motorized ShipRoyal Motorized Ship6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3576 answers in 2 languages »Royal Navy riddles » Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)Roald Amundsen. In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).very hard 34% James CookJames Cook23%Vitus BeringVitus Bering28%Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen34%No one yetNo one yet13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8516 answers in 4 languages »geography of Canada riddles » Vasa, beautiful Swedish galleon is exposed in one of Stockholm museums. What was her fate?She sunk after launching. Vasa was built between 1626-1628 to fight against Poland and Lithuania. She was designed to become the greatest vessel of Swedish fleet. Richly decorated and well equipped with cannons was to pay high price for Gustav Adolph ambition. The ship was unstable, and she foundered on her maiden voyage after mere 1,200 yards. The loss was so big, that Swedes believed, it had been caused by Polish sabotage.very hard 34% She sunk after launchingShe sunk after launching34%Polish vessel Aquarius destroyed itPolish vessel Aquarius destroyed it14%Marked in museum after 70 years of serviceMarked in museum after 70 years of service19%She was never launchedShe was never launched31%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4059 answers in 2 languages »Sweden riddles » On which of the following lakes are icebreakers most extensively used?Lake Superior. The Great Lakes are important shipping route, mainly for bulk goods like iron ore or coal. Several icebreakers are busy each winter to keep the route open.very hard 35% Lake BailkalLake Bailkal22%Lake SuperiorLake Superior35%Great Bear LakeGreat Bear Lake23%Lake OnegaLake Onega18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6805 answers in 2 languages »ice 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 4323 answers in 2 languages »army 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 37% red is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admiralityred is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admirality37%red is British, Blue is Australianred is British, Blue is Australian27%red is East India Companyred is East India Company20%red is a flagshipred is a flagship14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 354 answers »sailing 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 44% 1874187415%1958195844%200720076%nevernever33%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7461 answers in 2 languages »Arctic 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 47% 606011%909024%14014047%25025015%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9192 answers in 4 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 49% she could be used to form a line of battleshe could be used to form a line of battle49%she sailed through regular routeshe sailed through regular route21%she had a lot of lines in riggingshe had a lot of lines in rigging16%she shared the same design with several other vesselsshe shared the same design with several other vessels12%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 6731 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare 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 50% to have better viewto have better view12%to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily8%to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense50%to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11879 answers in 2 languages »navy riddles » Play ships quiz and see all the questions.