Statistics for Maritime Disasters Quiz

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  • This quiz has been taken 58 times
  • The average score is 7 of 20

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YearWhat happened?CasualtiesNaval Construction% Correct
1912This ship collides with an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sinks.1,514RMS Titanic
91%
1588This fleet of 130 ships is defeated while trying to attack Englandc. 20,000Spanish {Armada}
67%
1915This British ocean liner sinks in only 18 minutes off the Southern Irish coast1,198RMS Lusitania
61%
2012A reckless captain strikes an underwater rock off the Tuscan island of Giglio32Costa Concordia
59%
1989This notorious oil tanker runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Its oil spill kills at least 250,000 animalsn/aExxon Valdez
54%
1941Almost half of all the casualties of the Attack on Pearl Harbor occurred in the sinking of this battleship1,177USS Arizona
50%
2000This Russian submarine sinks in the Barents Sea. The Government of Russia was criticized a lot for its hesitant involvement.118Kursk
48%
1984A Soviet captain tries to deliver this submarine to the United States, followed by a "hunt" by the Soviet navyn/aRed October
46%
1898The sinking of this U.S. battleship precipitates the Spanish-American War261USS Maine
41%
1917This largest man-made explosion happens in a Nova Scotia city1,950{Halifax} Explosion
39%
2010This drilling rig explodes and spills oil into the Gulf of Mexico31Deepwater Horizon
35%
1994A leaky bow let this ferry sink on its way from Tallinn to Stockholm852Estonia
26%
2006This ocean liner capsizes after being hit by a monster wave on New Year's Even/aPoseidon
26%
1916This hospital ship, to this day still the largest ocean liner lying on the sea floor, is bombed in the Aegean Sea30HMHS Britannic
22%
1865This Mississippi side-wheel steamboat, carrying freed soldiers of the Union, catches firec. 1,500Sultana
17%
1945The sinking of this German ship marks the largest loss of life in a single ship9,343Wilhelm Gustloff
15%
1987The sinking of this Philippine ferry marks the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history4,386Doña Paz
11%
1914This ship sinks following a collision on Saint Lawrence River, making it the deadliest peacetime naval disaster in Canadian history1,012Empress of Ireland
11%
1904The city of New York witnesses its worst disaster (until 2001) when this steamboat catches fire in the East River1,021General Slocum
11%
2014This Korean ferry, carrying 325 high school students, sinks306Sewol
11%

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