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Drydock: Quiz


Question 1: ________ Shipbuilding's Dry Dock 12 is the largest drydock in the USA.
Newport News, VirginiaNorthrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport NewsUSS Intrepid (CV-11)Essex class aircraft carrier

Question 2: When ________ are opened the chambers are filled with water, the dry dock floats lower in the water, allowing a ship to be moved into position inside.
ValveInternal combustion engineDiesel engineEngine

Question 3: ________ — an attack on a drydock during WW2.
Operation Sea LionDieppe RaidChannel DashSt Nazaire Raid

Question 4: This drydock currently holds the worlds oldest commissioned warship ________.
HMS Caroline (1914)Royal NavyHMS VictoryHMS Ark Royal (R07)

Question 5: Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries in ________, Northern Ireland, is currently the largest in the world and is close to the slipway on which the ill-fated RMS Titanic was constructed.

Question 6: For example, the drydock on the artificial island of Neeltje-Jans was used for the construction of the Oosterscheldekering, a large dam in the ________ that consists of 65 concrete pillars weighing 18,000 tonnes each.

Question 7: The by far largest roofed dry dock is at the German Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, ________, it is 504m long, 125m wide and stands 75m tall.

Question 8: In 1088, Song Dynasty scientist and statesman Shen Kuo (1031–1095) wrote in his ________:
ChinaArchaeologyDream Pool EssaysHan Dynasty

Question 9: The first European and oldest surviving drydock was commissioned by Henry VII of England at ________ in 1495 (see The Tudors and the Royal Navy).
HMS Endurance (A171)HMNB PortsmouthHMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Victory

Question 10: The ________'s Chantiers de l'Atlantique owns one of the biggest in the world: 1,200 by 60 metres (3,900 ft × 200 ft).


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