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Question 1: In February 1943, a Lancaster bomber hit the cable of a barrage balloon and crashed without survivors on the return from a raid on the ________ pens at Lorient.
German Type XXI submarineU-boatGerman Type U 66 submarineGerman Type VII submarine

Question 2: The P&O ship ________ sank on the Shagstone in December 1890.
IndiaNepalKathmanduBhutan

Question 3: The marine entrance is from the ________ to the south, with a deep-water channel to the west of the breakwater.
Celtic SeaNorth SeaBaltic SeaEnglish Channel

Question 4: ________ was stationed here as Aircraftsman Shaw.
T. E. LawrenceJordanPalestineArab Revolt

Question 5: A harbour and reservoir were built at Bovisand before the ________ existed to supply men-o-war anchored in the Sound with fresh water.
City gateCastleDefensive wallFortification

Question 6: The Glen Strathallan luxury steam yacht was scuttled near the Shagstone as a site for ________.
Scuba setDiving hazards and precautionsRebreatherScuba diving

Question 7: A ________ flying boat crashed in March 1942 between the Breakwater Fort and the breakwater lighthouse killing five passengers.
Short StirlingShort SandringhamShort SunderlandShort Singapore

Question 8: Its south west and south east corners are Penlee Point in ________ and Wembury Point on Devon, a distance of about 3 nautical miles (6 km).
CornwallPlymouthBristolWiltshire

Question 9: Plymouth Sound, or locally just The Sound, is a bay at Plymouth in ________.
WalesEnglandUnited KingdomScotland

Question 10: The Sound has been the site of a number of aircraft crashes and ________:
Naval mineScuttlingShipwreckWreck diving







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