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Warships Trivia

Quiz: Aircraft carriers, battleships, frigates and more

  1. Which Japanese World War Two battleship, together with her sister ship Musashi, was the heaviest armed battleship ever constructed?
  2. Which ship is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar?
  3. Smaller than a frigate, what name is given to the smallest class of vessel considered to be a "rated" warship?
  4. The wreck of which Tudor warship was located in the Solent in 1971 and raised on 11 October 1982?

  5. Which ship together with her sister ship Tirpitz, was the largest battleship ever built by Germany during World War Two?
  6. The deck of which Iowa-class battleship saw the surrender of the Empire of Japan, which ended World War II?
  7. Queen Anne's Revenge was a ship run by which well-known pirate?
  8. As of 2023, name the oldest U.S. aircraft carrier in service?
  9. The largest warship in the world when it was launched in 1945, which ship was named after a famous battle?
  10. Which Royal Navy battleship's entry into service in 1906 revolutionised naval power, so much so her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships?
  11. Hit off Port Stanley in the South Atlantic in 1982, can you name the first British ship to be lost in enemy action since World War Two?
  12. As of 2023, what is the name of the flagship of the French Navy?
  13. Launched in 1797, USS Constitution was also known as 'Old' what?
  14. Which Royal Navy helicopter carrier and fleet flagship was sold to the Brazilian Navy in 2017?
  15. Artist J.M.W. Turner in 1838 painted which 98-gun ship that played an important role in the Battle of Trafalgar?
  16. At the Battle of the River Plate in 1939, HMS Ajax, HMS Achilles and HMS Exeter engaged which German battleship?
  17. Which ship was sunk returning from a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb parts, resulting in the largest loss of life at sea in US Naval history?
  18. Name the Argentine Navy light cruiser sunk during the Falklands War by the submarine Conqueror?
  19. What name is shared by the flagship of the English fleet during the Spanish Armada and an Invincible-class aircraft carrier, launched in 1981?
  20. In Royal Navy jargon, what name was given to a powerful warship or frigate of the 16th to the 19th century?
  21. Can you name Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured battleship, which is now a museum ship in Portsmouth?


  1. Yamato
  2. Victory
  3. Corvette
  4. Mary Rose
  5. Bismarck
  6. USS Missouri
  7. Edward Teach
  8. Nimitz
  9. USS Midway
  10. HMS Dreadnought
  11. HMS Sheffield
  12. Charles de Gaulle
  13. Old Ironsides
  14. HMS Ocean
  15. HMS Temeraire
  16. Admiral Graf Spee
  17. USS Indianapolis
  18. ARA General Belgrano
  19. HMS Ark Royal
  20. A man-of-war
  21. HMS Warrior