Test your mates
Just how nautical are your crew mates? Find out with this little nautical trivia quiz (scroll down a bit to find answers):
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1 – “To dress a ship” means: to hoist her flags; to hoist her sails; to remover her bonnet; to inspect her crew.
2 – What masthead light pattern does a dredge show?
3 – In earlier times, what did the phrase “all standing” mean? A ship was fully equipped and ready for sea; a ceremony on deck; no liberty while in port.
4 – “To drown the miller” means: lower the anchor; add water to your rum ration, use the head, drink too much?
5 – A seaman’s name for a reef knot tied upside down is called what? Square knot; slip knot; rogue knot.
6 – True or false: A boat on starboard tack is required to give way to a boat on a port tack.
7 – The Papa flag means which: I am stopped, Keep clear, I am dragging anchor, I am about to sail?
8 – A tug boat with a tow astern will show how many mast lights?
1 – Answer: To hoist her flags.
2 – Answer: Two red lights, one above the other.
3- A ship was fully equipped and ready for sea.
4 – Add water to your rum ration.
5 – Rogue knot
6 – False
7 – I am about to sail
8- Three white, each above the other.