Shipwrecks: 10 questions

  1. Which ship, driven aground just off the coast of Australia in 1628, then witnessed a mutiny leading to the massacre of around 110 of the crew and passengers? The ship was named after the capital of the Dutch East Indies.
  2. Which shipwreck was raised from the Solent in 1981, some 436 years after sinking in a battle with a French invasion fleet?
  3. In which country would you find Shipwreck Beach, more formally known as Navagio beach, named for the wreck of the MV Panagiotis which sits upon it?
  4. In which city’s main harbour did the wreck of the Queen Elizabeth lie, afloat but at a jaunty angle, from 1972? Over the years it was scrapped and further hidden in land reclamation, and is therefore no longer visible.
  5. The Titanic sunk in 1912, but in which decade was the wreck finally discovered?
  6. Name either of the African countries the Skeleton Coast is a part of, so named because of the huge numbers of shipwrecks which lie there, and also the many whale skeletons dumped there when whaling was a major Atlantic industry. Due to deposition, some of the shipwrecks are now up to a mile inland.
  7. In which city is the Vasa museum, housing the remains of the ship of the same name which sunk on its maiden voyage in 1628, and was raised from the seabed in 1961?
  8. In which country is the Chittagong ship-breaking yard, the largest in the world? It employs over 200,000 people to break ships down for the sale of their component parts.
  9. Which Italian cruise ship overturned after striking and undersea rock off Isola del Giglio in 2012, leading to 32 deaths? The capsized ship remained in situ for over a year before being towed to Genoa for scrapping.
  10. Which ship, wrecked in 1915 by a German U-boat, has never been salvaged or even fully investigated despite lying just 11 miles south of Kinsale Lighthouse in Ireland.

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which ship, driven aground just off the coast of Australia in 1628, then witnessed a mutiny leading to the massacre of around 110 of the crew and passengers? The ship was named after the capital of the Dutch East Indies.
    A: The Batavia
  2. Which shipwreck was raised from the Solent in 1981, some 436 years after sinking in a battle with a French invasion fleet?
    A: The Mary Rose
  3. In which country would you find Shipwreck Beach, more formally known as Navagio beach, named for the wreck of the MV Panagiotis which sits upon it?
    A: Greece (on the island of Zakynthos)
  4. In which city’s main harbour did the wreck of the Queen Elizabeth lie, afloat but at a jaunty angle, from 1972? Over the years it was scrapped and further hidden in land reclamation, and is therefore no longer visible.
    A: Hong Kong (the ship is used as a location in the 1973 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun)
  5. The Titanic sunk in 1912, but in which decade was the wreck finally discovered?
    A: 1980s
  6. Name either of the African countries the Skeleton Coast is a part of, so named because of the huge numbers of shipwrecks which lie there, and also the many whale skeletons dumped there when whaling was a major Atlantic industry. Due to deposition, some of the shipwrecks are now up to a mile inland.
    A: Namibia and Angola
  7. In which city is the Vasa museum, housing the remains of the ship of the same name which sunk on its maiden voyage in 1628, and was raised from the seabed in 1961?
    A: Stockholm
  8. In which country is the Chittagong ship-breaking yard, the largest in the world? It employs over 200,000 people to break ships down for the sale of their component parts.
    A: Bangladesh
  9. Which Italian cruise ship overturned after striking and undersea rock off Isola del Giglio in 2012, leading to 32 deaths? The capsized ship remained in situ for over a year before being towed to Genoa for scrapping.
    A: Costa Concordia
  10. Which ship, wrecked in 1915 by a German U-boat, has never been salvaged or even fully investigated despite lying just 11 miles south of Kinsale Lighthouse in Ireland.
    A: Lusitania

If you liked this quiz, and want more, my first quiz book is available here – 1,000 challenging questions on a huge range of topics not available on this website.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s