Famous Ships

Name these famous ships, boats or water-craft Note: No Titanic!
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Last updated: October 16, 2022
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Fluyt, carried pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620
Galleon of Sir Francis Drake, completed a circumnavigation in 1580
Golden Hind
Original name of Drake's ship (above) until re-named mid-voyage in 1578
Speedy tea clipper built in 1869, now a museum in Greenwich, London
Cutty Sark
Large passenger liner sunk in the North Atlantic by U-Boat in 1915
RMS Lusitania
US brigantine, mysteriously found floating abandoned off the Azores in 1872
Mary Celeste
Solar barge, built around 2500 BC for the funeral of an Egyptian Pharaoh
Khufu Ship
Balsa wood raft, sailed across the Pacific in 1947 by Thor Heyerdahl
Kon Tiki
Carried naturalist Charles Darwin on a voyage of scientific discovery in 1831
HMS Beagle
US Battleship, sank in Havana harbour in 1898, precipitating the Spanish-American War
USS Maine
Flagship of Admiral Nelson, launched in 1765, oldest still-commissioned warship in the world
HMS Victory
French frigate, wrecked off Africa in 1816, survivors cast adrift on a raft, painted by Gericault
Barque used on the first of Captain Cook's voyages of discovery, 1768-1771
HMS Endeavour
Carried Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton on a mission to the Antarctic 1901-1904
RRS Discovery
Shackleton's ship for his 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Name of the state barge of the Doges of Venice from 1311-1798
Bronze-Age craft, constructed circa 1550 BC, named for place found in the English Channel
Dover Boat
The crew of this ship mutinied in 1789 before sailing to Pitcairn Island
HMS Bounty
First Union ironclad warship, nicknamed the "Yankee Cheesebox," delivered in 1862
USS Monitor
Viking Longship, built circa 320 AD, found in a Danish bog
Nydam Ship
War carrack of King Henry VIII, sank during the Battle of the Solent, 1545
Mary Rose
Departed England in 1845 under Sir John Franklin in search of the North West Passage
HMS Erebus
Sailed with Franklin (above.) Both ships lost - found in 2016 near King William Island, Nunavut
HMS Terror
First iron steamer to cross the Atlantic in 1845. Designed by Brunel, now a museum in Bristol (UK)
SS Great Britain
Level 70
Sep 1, 2021
Please accept "Endeavor."
Level 88
Sep 1, 2021
sorry, uk-centric of me, updated now
Level 78
Sep 1, 2021
I'd suggest adding the Titanic, Potemkin, and Pinta, Mina&Santa Maria for some variation, and perhaps removing some of the more obscure ones.
Level 76
Sep 1, 2021
I think 'Solar Barque' should be accepted for Khufu's ship, that's what I've normally heard it called, although I guess that's technically the ship type
Level 88
Sep 1, 2021
tried to stick to names, while including ship types in question

question now updated

Level 55
Sep 1, 2021
Great idea and great quiz. Appreciate the variety of famous ships as well as obscure ones.
Level 60
Sep 1, 2021
Great idea for a quiz!

Could add Edmond Fitzgerald (famous sinking), USS Arizona (sank during Pearl Harbor attack, now a memorial) , USS Missouri (signing of Japan's WWII surrender), Queen Anne's Revenge (Blackbeard's ship)

Level 88
Sep 2, 2021
I’m working on a Famous ships of WW2 quiz next