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20th Century Battleships and Battlecruisers

Questions relating to battleships and battlecruisers built after 1900.
Quiz by reachforthesky
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First submittedSeptember 29, 2016
Last updatedJanuary 25, 2018
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What is the name of the first battlecruiser ever built?
Invincible
Which Japanese battleship was sunk by gunfire in Surigao Strait on October 25 1944?
Yamashiro
While not actually battleships, which class of German ship was referred to as 'pocket battleships' by the British?
Deutschland
The battleship Bismarck sunk which British ship in May 1941?
Hood
What was the name of the Japanese naval program to expand the battleship fleet in the early 20th Century?
eight eight
Designer George Thurston helped to design which class of battlecruiser for a foreign power?
Kongo
Cruiser HMS Jamaica may have finished off which battleship with torpedoes?
Scharnhorst
The French Dunkerque class was succeeded by which class of battleship?
Richelieu
Which two British capital ships formed Force Z in 1941?
Prince of Wales
Repulse
Washington was the sister of which US Battleship?
North Carolina
Which US battleship was destroyed in a violent explosion in the attack on Pearl Harbour?
Arizona
Which Japanese battleship survived the war, only to be sunk in a nuclear weapons test?
Nagato
The battle of Surigao Strait was the second and final battleship vs battleship engagement in the Pacific. Where did the first take place?
Guadalcanal
What was the only class of British battleship to mount 16 inch guns?
Nelson
HMS Hood was the only ship built of which class of battlecruiser?
Admiral
What does a battlecruiser sacrifice to increase its speed?
Armor
The Bismarck class was to be succeeded by which class?
H-Class
What was the name of the third planned Yamato-class battleship, converted into an aircraft carrier?
Shinano
Which Italian battleship was sunk by Fritz-X guided bombs in 1943?
Roma
After a refit in 1942, what did the German battleship Tirpitz have added that the Bismarck never did?
Torpedo tubes
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level 9
May 9, 2017
This was a very good quiz, thanks for posting
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level 33
Aug 13, 2017
Thanks
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level 65
Dec 19, 2017
the Force Z question is clumsy because it makes you type out the answer as a phrase rather than just being able to name the two ships
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level 33
Jan 7, 2018
Worked it out, fixed
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level 24
Jan 25, 2018
I wasn't able to see the final question and thus couldn't answer it - please fix this, but otherwise an excellent quiz!
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level 33
Jan 25, 2018
Yes, I made a dumb mistake, should be fixed soon.