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Famous Shipwrecks

written by: Slava
 
In this trivia quiz I will describe 10 famous ship disasters, you will have to pick the name of the ship from the multiple choices.

Question 1:


On May 2 1982, the British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror fired two torpedoes at the Argentine warship. 323 men of the 1,093 crew were killed on impact.
General Belgrano
Bismarck
Lusitania
Fascination

Question 2:


On July 30, 1865 along the beaches of California, off Crescent City, a summer storm developed and this ship came across a submerged pinnacle known as 'The Dragon's Teeth'.
Brother Jonathan
Titanic
Queen Mary
Saratoga

Question 3:


Two years after Titanic's tragic sinking - In the summer of 1914 - this ship started a journey from Quebec harbor to England. A heavy fog hid the horizon and she was hit by the Storstad, a Norwegian collier. Only 465 of the 1500 people onboard survived.
Endeavour
The Empress of Ireland
Half Moon
Queen Elizabeth

Question 4:


This vessel sunk in lake Michigan in 1919, after a fire on board got out of control.
Fleetwing
Frank O'Connor
Louisiana
Carrington

Question 5:


In a shipwreck known as this, a Chinese merchant ship carrying porcelain sank near an island in South Male' Atoll In the 16th century.
Persia Merchant Wreck
Cape of Good Hope Wreck
Guraidhoo Wreck
Prazer E Allegria Wreck

Question 6:


On May 7th, 1915 this famous ship was hit by a torpedo near the shore of Queenstown, Ireland. It sank in 15 minutes.
Titanic
Andrea Doria
Britannic
Lusitania

Question 7:


On November 8, 1843 this ship left Lisbon, Portugal, with 84 convicts and headed for Goa, India. Near Cape of Good Hope the ship was taken by a strong current and was driven too close to the shore. She then struck the reef off Muli Island in Mulaku Atoll.
Titanic
The Empress of Ireland
The Ravestein
The Prazer e Allegria

Question 8:


During a hot night in August 1658, this ship was wrecked on Maamakunudhoo Atoll, while en route to Bengal. There was a small treasure onboard this ship: eight chests of silver and gold from West Africa.
Santa Maria
Queen Anne's Revenge
Adventure
The Persia Merchant

Question 9:


Said unsinkable, this ship started her maiden voyage with 2,220 passengers aboard in 1912. Unfortunately this was her first and her last voyage - she hit an iceberg and sank.
Titanic
Queen Anne's Revenge
Blackbeard's Ship
The Empress of Ireland

Question 10:


On July 19, 1545 King Henry VIII prepared to watch the new pride of his fleet sail out to engage the French. However, he ended up watching a disaster as this heavy ship heeled over and rapidly capsized when water poured into the lower gun ports.
Belgrano
Queen Mary
Lusitania
Mary Rose

 


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