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Navy Quiz Questions I

  1. Which ship was known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar?
  2. The Royal Navy was formally founded in 1546 by which monarch?
  3. On 26 September 2018, the last of which helicopter was retired from service by the Royal Navy?
  4. Which battle was the largest naval battle of the First World War?
  5. As of July 2021, can you name the oldest U.S. aircraft carrier still in service, which is also the oldest serving aircraft carrier in the world?

  6. Which country controls over 23 percent of the world's total merchant fleet, making it the largest in the world?
  7. How many nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines are in service with the Royal Navy?
  8. Which helicopter carrier, decommissioned from service in 2018, was the fleet flagship of the Royal Navy?
  9. What male first name is also the Royal Navy's nickname?
  10. Which ship served as the flagship of the British forces during the 1982 Falklands War?
  11. The United States Naval Academy is in which city in Maryland?
  12. Which Royal Navy battleship's design revolutionised naval power on its entry into service in 1906?
  13. What's the name of the only U.S. Navy vessel to have a Foreign Naval Officer permanently assigned to the ship's company?
  14. Which Scottish-American naval captain became the United States' first well-known naval commander during the American Revolutionary War?
  15. Can you name the German battleship that sunk the pride of the British fleet, HMS Hood, on May 24, 1941?
  16. Can you name the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine?
  17. The wreck of which ship was raised on 11 October 1982 from the Solent?
  18. What name was shared by the flagship of the English fleet during the Spanish Armada and a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, launched in 1981?
  19. Which rank of the Royal Navy is above captain and below rear admiral?
  20. Which American battleship is best remembered as the site of the surrender of Japan at the end of World War II?


  1. HMS Victory (on 21 October 1805)
  2. Henry VII
  3. Sea King
  4. The Battle of Jutland (31 May - 1 June 1916)
  5. Nimitz
  6. Greece
  7. Four
  8. HMS Ocean
  9. Andrew (The Royal Navy is often called 'The Andrew')
  10. HMS Hermes
  11. Annapolis
  12. HMS Dreadnought
  13. USS Winston S. Churchill
  14. John Paul Jones
  15. Bismarck

  16. USS Nautilus
  17. Mary Rose
  18. HMS Ark Royal
  19. Commodore
  20. USS Missouri