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Ruling the Waves
"For centuries the British navy shaped the world, from the fledgling Navy Royal of Henry VIII to the Royal Navy of the 20th century - an epic story worthy of a blockbuster."
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In which year did John Hawkins first visit the Caribbean?
Which vessel did Queen Elizabeth I contribute to Hawkins' second Caribbean voyage?
Jesus of Luebeck
In which harbour was Hawkins betrayed by the Spaniards?
San Juan de Ulloa
Known to history as the Golden Hind, what name was her original name?
Which motto was stitched on the Spanish banner captured by Drake at Santo Domingo?
Vae Victis (Woe to the Vanquished)
Primus in Indis (First in the Indies)
Non Suffiicit Orbis (The World is Not Enough)
Which name was given to the first new English 'race-built' galleon completed in 1573?
In which year did the Royal Navy adopt James I's Union Jack?
Who commanded the British fleet at the Texel 1653?
Admiral John Hawkins
Captain-General Richard Swaley
General George Monck
Whose betrayal led the Royal Navy to fight alone against the Dutch at the Battle of Sole Bay 1672?
Admiral Richard Wake
Admiral Comte d'Estrees
Who won the battle of Barfleur 1692?
France and Spain
England and France
England and the Netherlands
France and the Netherlands
Which famous location was captured by the Royal Navy in 1704?
Who designed the Royal Navy's uniform for commissioned officers in 1748?
Admiral George Anson
Lieutenant Philip Saumarez
Name the first class of Royal Navy '74s'.
Who charted the St. Lawrence River in 1759?
What was odd about the Battle of Quiberon Bay 1759?
Fought at anchor
Fought between sailors onland
Fought during a storm
The two sides never saw one another
Name Cook's ship in his 1768 voyage.
Who ordered the coppering of the British fleet?
John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich
Duke of Buckingham
What name was given to Rodney's victory on January 16th 1780?
The Moonlight Battle
Glorious First of June
Battle of the Saintes
Which ship led the British line at the Battle of the Saintes?
What relation was George Bligh to the commander of HMS Bounty?
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