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Famous Ships that Sunk


  1. The most famous maritime disaster of all time happened in which year with the sinking of RMS Titanic?
  2. Which ship was purposely sunk in an operation codenamed 'Operation Satanique" on 10 July 1985?
  3. Which ocean liner was sunk in May 1915, by a German U-boat 11 miles off the coast of Ireland?
  4. Name the ship carrying the heir to the English Throne that sunk in the English Channel in 1120?

  5. What was famously recovered from the wreck of HMS Lutine on 17 July 1858?
  6. Herald of Free Enterprise capsized and sank on 6 March 1987 after leaving which Belgian harbour?
  7. Which Royal Navy ship became the first to sink in action since the Second World War?
  8. RMS Queen Elizabeth was capsized by the water used to fight a fire aboard her in which harbour in 1972?
  9. Can you name pirate Blackbeard's ship which ran aground off the coast of North Carolina in 1718?
  10. Which American battleship's sunken remains were declared a National Historic Landmark on May 5, 1989?
  11. Which large oil tanker ran aground on 16 March 1978 off the coast of Brittany, France, resulting in the largest oil spill to that date?
  12. Which warship famously sank in the Battle of the Solent on 19 July, 1545?
  13. Which ship was run aground off present-day Haiti on 24 December 1492 with a cabin boy at the helm whilst Columbus slept?
  14. Which U.S. Navy heavy cruiser was famously sunk by a Japanese submarine after delivering components of the atomic bombs?
  15. Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men became stranded when which ship was trapped in pack ice before finally sinking in 1915?


  1. 1912
  2. Rainbow Warrior
  3. RMS Lusitania
  4. White Ship
  5. The Lutine Bell
  6. Zeebrugge
  7. HMS Sheffield
  8. Hong Kong Harbour
  9. Queen Anne's Revenge
  10. USS Arizona
  11. Amoco Cadiz
  12. Mary Rose
  13. Santa Maria
  14. USS Indianapolis
  15. Endurance