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Components of a Square Rigged Sailing Ship
"Shiver me timbers you gang of lubbers. This quiz will sort the landsmen from the true salty sea dogs. Clap on to this quiz and try not to be taken aback, fall into irons or go on your beam ends."
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Ships of the line in the age of sail usually had three masts. What was the centre one called?
The mizzen mast
The main (mast)
The middle mast
The centre mast
On a sailing ship with what important piece of equipment are the "catheads" associated?
Where would you find the "lubber's hole" on a sailing ship?
In a lubber
Going through the tops
It's another name for the heads
Going through the bottoms
A sailor might have to deal with the "tumblehome". Where on the ship would he find this?
The spirits locker where the rum was stored
The path of a drunken sailor returning from shore leave
The part of the ship's side where it slopes inward as you go higher
The lowest part of the ship where everything tumbles in a storm
The captain says he thinks the gunner's mate is on the ship's orlop. Where will you find the "orlop"
It's the lowest deck of a ship
It's the copper sheeting applied to a ships hull to stop worm infestation
It's another name for the powder magazine
It's where the ship's livestock were kept
What on earth (or more correctly, at sea on a sailing ship) is a "Flinder's Bar"?
A bar of timber inserted into the capstan as a lever
A bar of metal used to batten down the hatches
A soft iron bar used to correct a magnetic compass
An impromptu bar for serving rum when splicing the mainbrace
Where will you find the "knees" on a wooden sailing ship?
Connecting the ship's beams to its sides
At the very tip of the masts
Just above the ship's "feet"
On the legs of the anchor
The bosun says "clap on to that bitt you lubber". What item of ship's equipment/fittings is a "bitt"?
A length of wood placed in the ships "mouth"
A very small sail
A large barrel
A post mounted at the bow for fastening cables to
What is a "baggywrinkle" used for on board a square rigged ship?
It is wrapped around standing rigging to protect sails from chaffing
It is the name of the bag in which the bosun stores the cat-of-nine-tails
There is no such thing I made it up
It is a rope used to attach the anchor cable to the capstan when weighing anchor
The gunner's mate who doubles as the ship's cook calls for a canister. Specifically what is a "canister"?
A type of projectile fired from a ship's gun
A measurement of sea depth
Large pots used for boiling salted meat
The main stowage area below decks
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