History Quiz / Famous British Ships

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Can you name the famous British ships?

Quiz Updated Jul 8, 2015

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Which ship sank after striking an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean in April 1912?
Which ship carried the Pilgrim Fathers to America in 1620?
What is the name of the ship subject to a famous mutiny in 1789?
What was the name of Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805?
What was the name of the ship in which Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe 1577-80?
What was the name of the Royal Yacht used by HM Queen Elizabeth II from 1954 until decommissioned in 1997?
What is the name of the ship that carried Charles Darwin in his voyage to the Galapagos Islands?
What is the name of the Tudor ship that sank in 1545, discovered and salvaged in 1982?
Name any of the three ships used by James Cook in his 18th century Pacific voyages.
Which battlecruiser was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the Denmark Strait 23rd May 1941?
Which Cunard ocean liner launched in 1936 is now a tourist attraction in Long Beach, California?
Which Cunard ocean liner launched in 1938 caught fire and sank in Hong Kong harbour in 1972?
Name any of the three steamships built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel during the 1830-50s.
The torpedoing of which ship 7th May 1915 with the loss of 128 American lives brought America closer to war with Germany?
Which record time breaking tea clipper launched 1869 and dry docked at Greenwich was badly damaged by fire on 21th May 2007?
What was the name of the English flagship during the Spanish Armada and of several aircraft carriers since?
Which ship came to the rescue of Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar and is the subject of a famous painting by Joseph Turner?
In which ship, subject of a poem by Tennyson, did Richard Grenville fight 53 Spanish ships alone at Flores (Azores) in 1591?
Which ship launched in 1906 was the first 'all big-gun' battleship which made every other battleship in the world obsolete?
What was the name of the submarine that sank the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano during the Falklands War?

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