10 most difficult ships riddles A list of ten (out of 17) 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 31% Royal Mail ShipRoyal Mail Ship31%Royal Marine ShipRoyal Marine Ship27%Royal Mancarrier ShipRoyal Mancarrier Ship34%Royal Motorized ShipRoyal Motorized Ship6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2937 answers in 2 languages »Royal Navy 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 33% Lake BailkalLake Bailkal23%Lake SuperiorLake Superior33%Great Bear LakeGreat Bear Lake24%Lake OnegaLake Onega18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5226 answers in 2 languages »ice 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 Cook24%Vitus BeringVitus Bering27%Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen34%No one yetNo one yet14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7242 answers in 4 languages »geography of Canada 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 297 answers »sailing 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% 113%2215%4443%8837%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3832 answers in 2 languages »army 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 41% 1874187416%1958195841%200720076%nevernever35%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5457 answers in 2 languages »oceans 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 46% 606012%909024%14014046%25025016%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7528 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 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 route22%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 vessels12%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 5325 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 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 9947 answers in 2 languages »navy riddles » What kind of ships have typically the longest lifespan?Great Lakes freighters. Since the freshwater lakes are less corrosive to ship than the salt water of the oceans, many of the Lakers remain in service for long periods and the fleet has a much higher average age than the ocean-going fleet. The St. Mary's Challenger, built in 1906, is currently the oldest boat on active duty on the Lakes.hard 51% Ocean tankersOcean tankers25%Ocean passenger shipsOcean passenger ships9%Aircraft carriersAircraft carriers13%Great Lakes freightersGreat Lakes freighters51%Created by: Shankar Kumar. Statistics based on 6471 answers in 2 languages »lakes riddles » Play ships quiz and see all the questions.