We have a winner!
Congratulations to Bob particularly as the results were very close. Several participants missed a week or so and that may well have changed the outcome of the final runners-up. An overall good showing from the participants and if members show a continued interest we will run another Quiz in early 2021. Thank you to all those who participated.
- The face that launched a thousand ships?
Helen of Troy
- Where is the Arctic and Antarctic expedition ship 'FRAM' now?
- In 1716 who devised a method of calculated our distance from the sun using the transit of Venus?”
- What was the name of the ship converted to become Captain Cooks 'ENDEAVOUR?
Earl of Pembroke
- Anagram: Two Words; Famous shipping line who had its offices in Liverpool: AEWIHTRST
- Historically rung once for good news twice for bad.
The Lutine Bell
- K Adlard Coles famously said. The best bilge pump of all is?
A bucket in the hands of a frightened man
- What’s a Crab?
A small capstan, usually portable
- Few people with ancraophobia become sailors. Why, what are they afraid of?
- Eternal Father strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave... Name the hymn
For those in Peril on the Sea
- A flat, sloping surface created by slicing the edge off a timber.
- A trader in black cargo ---T--- ---ODO-- -A-O-
Captain Theodore Canot
- What’s the name and occupation of the RNLI’s most decorated lifeboatman?
Henry Blogg, Crab Fisherman & Deck Chair Attendant
- What’s the Cockpit on a Ship?
The surgeon’s compartment, or sickbay
- Which two Scottish Islands share the same five letters.
Orsay and Soray
- What always points to black.
The arrows on cardinal marks
- What do UK shipping forecast areas Bailey, Viking, the Forties and Dogger have in common?
None of the areas touches the land
- What remains in Pandora’s box.
- Drooping ends of a hull.
- If a ship sails 10 leagues how many nautical miles has she travelled?
30 nautical miles
- How can you tell when you’re in the Northern or Southern hemisphere without the use of a sextant or GPS?
Bathwater allegedly empties Counterclockwise in the northern with southern hemisphere Clockwise - Known as the Coriolis effect
- Liverpool based shipping line from 20 years ago. SMPRDDEEERET - two words.
- What ruined the life of Joseph Bruce Ismay.
The sinking of the Titanic
- Where would you normally find Stealers on a traditional wooden boat?
At the Bow or Stern
- On which side of a ship did wealthy people travel to and from India.
Port out Starboard home - POSH
- What’s another name for the International Load Line?
- Heavy material such as iron, lead or stone,
- How many miles of coastline are covered by the RNL lifeboats in the UK and Ireland?
- A Sailing vessel having two masts, the 'aft', i.e. rear mast, being taller than the forward mast is called a …….
- The middle of a vessel, either longitudinally or transversely
- What is the name of the archipelago that includes Hirta?
- What commonly separates a coastline from a nearby island.
- What must binoculars include to enable the measurement of distance at sea?
- Anagram of OVERLENT. Harbour famous for its smuggler's moorings.
- What does the nautical 'A' flag signify?
Alfa, “I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed.”
- How many compass points are there?
- A dog watch lasts for how many hours?
- A tide that has two equal daily high waters and two equal daily low waters is known as what?
- What is the name of the most reliable and effective fuel fume detection system you can have aboard your vessel, and how is it activated?
Your nose, and it is of course activated by “sniffing”
- What are the light characteristics of a navaid when it is shown on the chart as “ISO”, for ISOPHASE?
All durations of light and darkness are of equal length
- What do the initials “CQR” stand for?
The “plough” anchor was designed by Professor G. I. Taylor of Cambridge University in England. He called it the “CQR”. “CQR”, if said rather quickly, stands for the word SECURE
- In the naval term 'freeze the balls on a brass monkey', what is a brass monkey?
In days of old, cannonballs were piled on the deck beside the cannon in pyramid fashion and retained in a ring called a brass monkey. If the weather was very cold, the brass ring would contract faster than the iron cannonballs, causing some of them to topple. From this, the expression was and is today, used to describe something that is very cold.
- In the North Atlantic, they’re called hurricanes; in the North Indian Ocean, cyclones. But the Australians occasionally use a different name. What is it?
Willywah, Willie-Willie, Willy-Willy, Willi-Willi or anything similar.
- After the mutiny on the Bounty, where did Christan Fletcher and his mutineers settle?
- What is the meaning of the nautical term ‘avast’?
- What was the name of the ship commanded by Captain Pugwash?
The Black Pig
- In the Mediterranean Middle Ages, points of the compass were identified by names of winds. What was the wind name for North?
- What is the origin of the phrase "son of a gun”?
In historic sailing ships, women were occasionally smuggled aboard - and many naturally became pregnant in due course. Childbirth at sea traditionally happened between cannons on the gun deck, and the child was recorded in the ship's log as a son of a gun.
- With a centre mounted left-handed propeller and the boat in reverse gear, will prop walk take the stern to port or starboard?
- What is the name of the seaside town terrorised by Jaws?
- The face that launched a thousand ships?
Name Points Total 1. Bob Angell 41.5 2. Richard Watters 37.5 3. Billy Thompson 31.5