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WARSHIP QUIZ

Discussion in 'The Tanks in World War 2 quiz section' started by Ebar, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Ebar

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    Since we seem to be lacking any quiz for warships let me start one.




    What was the last 6" gun armed ship in the RN and when did it leave service?
     
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    I really don´t know, but I´ll have a go at HMS Belfast. She have 6" guns and left service in 1963.
     
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    Nope
     
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    HMS Blake. Paid of december 6th 1978. She was sold for scrap at early 80's. However, her sistership (HMS Tiger) was around later than HMS Blake but HMS Tiger left service earlier than HMS Blake.
     
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    Well, I had to try. I thought it would be an easy one since it was a first. :oops:
     
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    Correct :D


    Okay an easier one.

    Name the first ship to be sunk by dive bombers
     
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    Konigsburg?
     
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    Königsberg, Ricky. Königsberg. :grin:

    And you call yourself a pedant ( tsk tsk ). :wink:
     
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    Königsberg in Bergen harbour on 10th April 1940.

    That was an easy one. For extra points name the type that did the sinking.
     
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    The Blackburn ... Shark ? Roc ? Hmm ... perhaps it was the Botha ? No ...
     
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    Hey, I still haven't worked out how to do umlauts (yes, I know it is spelt wrong! :grin: ) yet!

    As to the type... Think a little closer to home, Knut. You might just get it! :lol:
     
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    erm... the Skua...? :grin:

    Not trying to be pedantic myself here, but didn't Billy Mitchell sink amongst other things some war-trophy ex-German Battleships by dive-bombing them post WWI, or did he use another method of attack?
     
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    Just to bring the art of pedantry a tad further. The Königsberg wasn´t seaworthy at time it was divebombed, as it had been throughoutly mauled by coastal batteries the previous day. Should it really count as the first ship sunk by divebombing ? They did get a little help you know. :grin:
     
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    I thought he level-bombed them.
    Accounts I have read seem to suggest that - also, when sinking the battleship his aircraft could barley handle the weight of the bomb IIRC - not ideal for dive-bombing!
     
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    Off the top of my head I think Billy Mitchell's tests were performed by level bombing.

    It was indeed Blackburn skuas the sank the Königsberg. Which also must be one of the few occasions where more hits were landed than the airmen actually claimed afterwards. (Königsberg was moored several of the bombs hit the pier and bounced sideways into the ship)
     
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    I'll "steal" this thread and make next question:
    Which U.S.A state(s) didn't have comissioned battleship named after them?
     
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    By all means feel free. :D

    All right states that have never had a battleship, best I can come up with is:

    Montana
    Alaska (closest they got was a Battlecruiser)
    Hawaii
     
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    Correct. Also plain "Montana" would have sufficed, because during battleship building time Alaska and Hawaii weren't states yet so they couldn't have named ships after them.
     
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    Okay a slightly easier one

    Which three British Warships enjoyed the nicknames, Spurious, Curious and Outrageous?
     
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    Courageous, Glorious and their half (evil?)-sister Furious.
     

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