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HMS Royal George (1756): Quiz


Question 1: ________
List of disasters of the United Kingdom and preceding statesList of accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraftList of shipwrecksList of accidents and disasters by death toll

Question 2: [1] She sank at ________ on 29 August 1782 with the loss of more than 800 lives.
SouthamptonBrighton and HovePortsmouthReading, Berkshire

Question 3: The accident was commemorated in verse by the poet ________:
PoetryWilliam CowperJohn MiltonEngland

Question 4: On 28 August 1782, whilst under the command of Richard Kempenfelt, Royal George was preparing to sail with a fleet commanded by Admiral Richard Howe to ________.
Turks and Caicos IslandsSaint HelenaGibraltarCayman Islands

Question 5: Many of the victims were washed ashore at ________, where they were buried in a mass burial ground at Ryde on a site now occupied by a boating lake on the Esplanade.

Question 6: A ________ failed to attribute blame for the tragedy and acquitted the officers and crew (many of whom had perished), blaming the accident on the 'general state of decay of her timbers.'
MilitaryJudge Advocate General's CorpsDesertionCourt-martial

Question 7: She was laid up from 1763 to 1778, when she was recommissioned to serve in the ________.
American RevolutionMilitary history of the United StatesNew York and New Jersey campaignAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 8: HMS Royal George was a 100-gun First rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Woolwich Dockyard to the draught specified by the ________, and launched on 18 February 1756.
1745 EstablishmentHMS Royal George (1756)HMS Britannia (1762)HMS Greenwich (1747)


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