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Which Elizabethan circumnavigator (1577-80) 'singed the king of Spains beard' with a raid on Cadiz in 1587?
Which Admiral commanded the English fleet during the attempted invasion by the Spanish Armada in 1588?
Which Admiral sent the signal to the fleet 'England expects that every man will do his duty' before the Battle of Trafalgar 1805 where he was killed?
'The Revenge' fought 53 Spanish ships alone for twelve hours at Flores (Azores) in 1591. Who was her Captain and Vice-Admiral?
Which Admiral won the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759 preventing a planned French invasion?
Which 18th century explorer, navigator and cartographer made three voyages to the Pacific and was killed in Hawaii in 1779?
Which Admiral was controversially executed in 1757 for 'failing to do his utmost' to prevent Minorca falling to the French?
Which explorer and navigator seeking the Northwest Passage was cast adrift in James Bay Canada in 1611 and disappeared?
Which Elizabethan explorer was instrumental in the colonisation of North America and famous for introducing tobacco into England, executed 1618?
Which Commander of HMS Bounty sailed an open boat 3,618 nautical miles to safety after the mutiny of 1789?
Which Admiral commanded the fleet at the Battle of the Glorious 1st of June in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars?
Which Admiral defeated the French at the Battle of Saintes (Dominica) in 1782 thwarting French hopes of capturing Jamaica and the important sugar plantations?
Which Commander and later Admiral circumnavigated the globe 1740-44 capturing a Spanish treasure ship en route? He instituted a series of reforms to the RN in the Seven Years War.
Which trader and navigator reached Japan in 1600 and never left, eventually becoming a samurai?
Which Admiral known as 'Old Grog' captured Porto Bello (Panama) in 1739 but suffered a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) in 1741?
Which Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer disappeared with his crew whilst charting a section of the Northwest Passage in 1845-46?
Which Admiral is remembered for saying 'There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today' after two British ships exploded at the Battle of Jutland 1916?
Which Parliamentary Admiral won the Battles of Kentish Knock 1652 and Gabbard 1653 during the First Anglo-Dutch War?
Who was the nortorious 18th century pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of America nicknamed 'Blackbeard'?
Which Admiral won the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797 during the French Revolutionary Wars?
Which Admiral captured Gibraltar in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession?
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