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Test your knowledge with our first nautical quiz.  The answers are tucked away on ten different pages of MarineZine. 
To check your answers or add to your store of useful nautical trivia, you can click on the link button next to the question. This will take you to the page containing the answer.

1

How was the word 'yacht' first introduced into the English language? 

2

How, when and where was the British naval hero, Lord Horatio Nelson, blinded in his right eye?

3

What was invented by Englishman John Harrison that revolutionised navigation and why did he end his days an embittered man?

4

What is the real name of 'Old Ironsides' the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy?

5

What did old sailors mean when they described one of their crewmates as having 'cut his painter'?

6

To what were old sailors referring when they spoke of an 'Irish Hurricane'?

7

When was the first known marine insurance policy issued?

8

Where is the topsail schooner 'Fram' now and for what purpose was she built?

9

What attacked and sunk the 150-ton schooner 'Pearl' as she was sailing into the Bay of Bengal, on the 10th of May 1874?

10

Which famous sailing ship was named after a short skirt?

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