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Quiz about 20th Century Warships
Quiz about 20th Century Warships

20th Century Warships Trivia Quiz


Ten questions on 20th century warships, some easy, some not so easy.

A multiple-choice quiz by sunnyjim. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
sunnyjim
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
102,177
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1893
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Italian battleship Roma of 1942 was a historic first. Why? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which name was shared by two different British battleships in both world wars? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The German cruiser Emden was sunk by a cruiser in WWI and a cruiser of the same name as the latter was in turn sunk by the raider Kormoran in WWII. What name was shared by the two ships? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. On which real US cruiser did the fictional fisherman Quint - played by Robert Shaw in the film "Jaws" - supposedly serve in WWII? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. HMS Audacity was the first of an important type of ship during WWII - what type? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What was the name of Admiral Togo's flagship at the battle of Tsushima? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The 1911-built Averoff is the only armoured cruiser left afloat. To which navy does she belong? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The WWII cruiser HMS Belfast was one of a class of only two ships. What was her sister called? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Only one modern French battleship fought with the Allies after the fall of France. Which one? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The navy of which country ended the Second World War as the third biggest in the world? Hint



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1. The Italian battleship Roma of 1942 was a historic first. Why?

Answer: She was the only battleship to be sunk by a guided missile

The Roma was hit by a German 'guided bomb' on her way to surrender in Malta in 1943. The bomb blew out her bottom and she sank with heavy loss of life.
2. Which name was shared by two different British battleships in both world wars?

Answer: King George V

The first 'KGV' was the name ship of a class of 4 ships and was commissioned in 1912. She was sold for scrap in 1926. The second was also the name ship of a class of 5 ships; she was launched in 1939, and went to the breaker's yard in 1957.
3. The German cruiser Emden was sunk by a cruiser in WWI and a cruiser of the same name as the latter was in turn sunk by the raider Kormoran in WWII. What name was shared by the two ships?

Answer: HMAS Sydney

HMAS Sydney of 1912 caught and destroyed the Emden at the Cocos islands in November 1914. HMAS Sydney of 1934 encountered the disguised German raider Kormoran off Western Australia in November 1941. She came too close to the German ship, which opened fire at point blank range.

The Kormoran was so disabled she had to scuttle herself; the Sydney drifted off in flames and is presumed to have sunk with all hands.
4. On which real US cruiser did the fictional fisherman Quint - played by Robert Shaw in the film "Jaws" - supposedly serve in WWII?

Answer: USS Indianapolis

The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed at the very end of the war; although many of her crew survived the sinking, her loss was not discovered for several days, and many of the men in the water fell prey to marauding sharks.
5. HMS Audacity was the first of an important type of ship during WWII - what type?

Answer: Escort Carrier

The Audacity was a German war prize which was converted to a small carrier to provide protection for convoys. She had a short but active career, and proved the value of such ships in beating the U-boats in the battle of the Atlantic
6. What was the name of Admiral Togo's flagship at the battle of Tsushima?

Answer: Mikasa

The Mikasa is the only surviving veteran of the battle and is preserved in Yokosuka.
7. The 1911-built Averoff is the only armoured cruiser left afloat. To which navy does she belong?

Answer: Greece

The Averoff, which joined the Allies after the fall of Greece, spent the war in the Bitter Lakes, Suez Canal. She is preserved near Piraeus.
8. The WWII cruiser HMS Belfast was one of a class of only two ships. What was her sister called?

Answer: HMS Edinburgh

HMS Edinburgh was attacked on a Murmansk convoy, and was sunk with a huge quantity of gold aboard. The gold was the subject of an epic salvage operation many years later.
9. Only one modern French battleship fought with the Allies after the fall of France. Which one?

Answer: Richelieu

The Jean Bart was incomplete at the war's end, and the Richelieu was the only large French unit which served with the Allies, ending her war service in the Pacific.
10. The navy of which country ended the Second World War as the third biggest in the world?

Answer: Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy underwent a massive expansion in WWII and was a principal player in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Source: Author sunnyjim

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