YMB17: Test your mates with this nautical quiz
Test your mates with this nautical quiz. (Scroll down to find the answers.)
- How deep is a fathom?
- “To dress a ship” means what? To hoist her flags; to hoist her sails; to remover her bonnet; to inspect her crew.
- On a chart, what does the abbreviation “Hr.” stands for?
- A navigational technique of sighting two separate objects to determine a ship’s position is known as what?
- Excluding the dogwatch, a usual watch on ship lasts 4, 6 or 8 hours?
- Does the salinity of seawater vary from ocean to ocean?
- The navigation lights of a boat at night tells you three things about the vessel. What are they?
- The angular difference between true north and magnetic north at a given point is called what? Deviation, variation, bearing, or magnification.
- There are four nautical things to consider when deciding on a safe anchorage. What are they? (The boss’s happiness is not one of these four.)
- One degree of latitude equals how many nautical miles?
- How can you find your latitude in the night sky?
- What’s the difference between a voyage and a passage?
- About 6 feet
- To hoist her flags
- Cross bearings
- The direction the vessel is traveling, her size and what she is doing
- Sufficient depth at low tide, good holding ground for the anchor, shelter from wind and waves, room to swing around the anchor
- North of the equator, look for the elevation, in degrees, of the North Star (Polaris). That will roughly represent your latitude.
- A voyage is the full journey, outward and return. A trip between two ports is a passage.
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