Can You Match the Warship to the Famous Battle?

By: Heather Cahill

Can You Match the Warship to the Famous Battle?
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About This Quiz

The Navy uses many kinds of ships for many different reasons. There are the aircraft carriers that act as a hub on the water for the planes of the Air Force and Navy, and there are submarines that can attack and defend. Throughout history, there have been many different ships, some that even share the same name. If you can remember the names, then there's only one thing left to find out. Do you remember the battles that they fought in?

Do you know which battle the USS Constitution fought in? What about the battle that the USS Nautilus (SS-168) was part of? Do you know the name of the battle the HMS Duke of York took part in? There are so many ships and battles to remember, that knowing the period of both parties might help you out here!

Do you know the ships that fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor? What about the ships used in the Battle of Santiago of Cuba? Can you name a ship that was used in the Battle of Midway? It may sound hard, but we think that you'll ace it!

So, if you think you're an expert on the Navy, then what are you waiting for? Take the quiz to see how well you really know your naval ships and battles!

What battle did the USS South Dakota (BB-57) take part in?
Korean War
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
The USS South Dakota (BB-57) made more history than just the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. You may remember hearing the story of the youngest person to enlist in World War II. Did you know that he served aboard this ship during his time in the military?
First Indochina War

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Which ship was used in the American Civil War?
Akagi
HMS Duke of York
HMS Indefatigable
USS Kearsarge
This ship belonged to the Union and was used to battle the Confederates in the American Civil War. Did you know that the USS Kearsarge is best known for the sinking of the CSS Alabama?

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Which battle was the USS Rhode Island in?
Battle of Kursk
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Second Battle of Fort Fisher
The USS Rhode Island played a large part in the American Civil War, and specifically, the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. The battle was fought between the Union and Confederate forces, ultimately being won by the Union.
Battle of Gallipoli

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Which ship was part of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba?
HMS Sheffield (D-80)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Brooklyn
The USS Brooklyn was one of many American ships that participated in the Spanish-American War. She did a great job of protecting herself and her crew, making it out of the battle in mostly good condition.
USS Growler (SS-215)

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What battle did the USS Constitution participate in?
Battle of Tripoli Harbor
This warship has seen many battles throughout her time. From the Quasi-War of the 1700s to the War of 1812 she was even part of the American Civil War. Did you know that she is still in active service today?
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Moscow

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What ship took part in the Battle of Lake Ontario?
USS America (CV-66)
USS Iowa (BB-4)
HMS Hood
HMS St. Lawrence
The HMS St. Lawrence was always prepared to fight with over 100 guns on deck. You may remember the Battle of Lake Ontario as a battle that was part of the War of 1812. Did you know that Lake Ontario is one of the Great Lakes?

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Which battle did the USS Hunley participate in?
Attack on Housatonic
The H.L. Hunley ultimately suffered a bad fate but succeeded in its goal of taking down the USS Housatonic. H.L. Hunley was a submarine that eventually disappeared to the bottom of the ocean after its only attack.
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Blenheim

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Which ship was used in the attack of Fort Fisher?
HMS Hood
USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Kansas
This ship was used during the American Civil War by the Union forces. During the attack, she was there for backup on the waterways. Did you know that this battle took place on Christmas Eve?
HMS Antelope

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Which battle did the USS Missouri (BB-63) participate in?
Battle of Iwo Jima
The USS Missouri is a legendary battleship that has been in service since World War II. Did you know that it was nicknamed "Mighty Mo"? It sure does live up to its name surviving many battles throughout history.
First Battle of Bull Run
Battle of New Orleans
Battle of Kapyong

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What ship was part of the Mexican Revolution?
USS Arizona (BB-39)
HMS Warrior
USS Nautilus (SS-168)
USS Nebraska (BB-14)
The USS Nebraska (BB-14) got her start by going to deal with the Mexican Revolution. She saw her last battle in World War I, as she was retired in 1920. She had a short but meaningful time in the Navy.

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Which battle did the HMS Victory take part in?
Battle of Inkerman
Battle of Neville's Cross
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Trafalgar
The HMS Victory is a historic boat that was used in battles from the 1700s until the 1800s. The ship belonged to the British. Did you know that the bottom of the ship was coated in copper? This was done to protect the wood as much as possible.

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Which ship was part of the Battle of Roanoke Island?
Bismarck
USS Indiana
USS Maine (ACR-1)
CSS Albemarle
The CSS Albemarle was a Confederate ship that took out many of the Union ships during the American Civil War. Although she was hit by the Union ships, she was able to stand her ground and made it out of the battle.

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What battle did the USS Maine (ACR-1) take part in?
Battle of Stalingrad
Siege of Detroit
Cuban Revolt
The USS Maine met her fate when she sunk during the Cuban Revolt in the Havana Harbor. The reason for the sinking is because of an unknown explosion that took place. To this day, the cause of the explosion is unknown.
Invasion of Normandy

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Which ship was part of the Battle of the Guadalcanal?
USS Nebraska (BB-14)
USS Nautilus (SS-168)
USS Washington
The USS Washington was a trooper in this battle, taking very little damage while still managing to take down Japanese ships. She was only in service until after World War II, having done her time in serving her country.
HMS Antelope

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Which battle did the USS Arizona (BB-39) take part in?
Battle of Pearl Harbor
The USS Arizona (BB-39) got her start during World War I. She met her unfortunate fate during the attack on Pearl Harbor when it was sunk to the bottom of the ocean by the Japanese forces.
Siege of Fort St. Phillip
Battle of Pork Chop Hill
Battle of Verdun

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Which ship took part in the Korean War?
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
The USS Wisconsin was in many different wars throughout the years. She did her part in the war doing damage to Korean ships. She had a long run, from participating in World War II all the way up to the Gulf War.
USS Nebraska (BB-14)
CSS Albemarle
HMS Duke of York

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What battle did the HMS Hood participate in?
Battle of Denmark Strait
The Battle of Denmark Strait turned out to be a defining battle for the HMS Hood. She sank at the expense of German battleships that struck her. She belonged to the Royal Navy and was used in battling the Germans.
Battle of Saratoga
Cuban Revolt
Battle of Tannenberg

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Which battleship was part of the Spanish - American War?
Bismarck
USS Nautilus (SS-168)
USS Iowa (BB-4)
The USS Iowa took part in a blockade in this battle to try and help the other American ships win. Although she took damage from the Spanish fleet, she was still able to make it out alive.
USS Missouri (BB-63)

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What battle did the HMS Duke of York participate in?
Battle of North Cape
The HMS Duke of York belonged to the Royal Navy and played a minor role in the Battle of North Cape. Did you know that the ship was given her name from King George IV, Queen Elizabeth II's father?
Battle of Lacolle Mills
Battle of Atlanta
Cuban Revolt

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What ship took part in the Battle of Midway?
USS Maine (ACR-1)
USS Arizona (BB-39)
USS Growler (SS-215)
This ship was a submarine that was used throughout World War II. The Battle of Midway was fought between the United States and Japan. Planes were also present in the battle, which was ultimately won by the United States.
HMS Warrior

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Which battle was the HMS Warrior part of?
Battle of Jutland
The HMS Warrior lived up to her name in the Battle of Jutland. She is an ironclad ship that is now converted into a museum that the public can visit. In fact, many warships are now converted to museums for this purpose.
Third Battle of Winchester
Battle of Kolubara
Battle of Queenston Heights

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Which ship participated in the Battle of Midway?
USS New Orleans (CA-32)
The USS New Orleans has been in many battles that took place throughout World War II. After the war, she was decommissioned only about ten years after being built. Despite its short run, it's left quite the mark on history!
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS Iowa (BB-4)
USS Rhode Island

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Which battle was the USS Texas (BB-35) part of?
Battle of Cherbourg
The USS Texas (BB-35) has seen many battles throughout her history. The Battle of Cherbourg was a landmark battle for her as she fought alongside fellow Navy ship USS Arkansas. While she endured much damage, she still managed to make it out of the battle.
Battle of Dogger Bank
Battle of Verdun
Battle of Craney Island

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Which ship participated in the The Six Day War?
USS America (CV-66)
The USS America helped to carry in aircrafts to battle. It was also a refuge for the members of the USS Liberty who were wounded in the battle.
USS Brooklyn
USS Indiana
USS Texas (BB-35)

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Which battle did the USS Indiana participate in?
Battle of Santiago de Cuba
The USS Indiana is one of many ships named after states in America. The Battle of Santiago de Cuba was part of the Spanish - American War in which three other American battleships took part as well.
Battle of Verdun
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Battle of Fort Sumter

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Which ship participated in the Falklands War?
HMS Sheffield (D-80)
You may remember the HMS Sheffield from World War II, but that was the first ship that bore the name. The second was in the Falklands War where it was also sunk by Argentina. Both ships hold their own place in history.
USS Maine (ACR-1)
USS Kearsarge
HMS St. Lawrence

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What battle did the USS Enterprise (CV-6) participate in?
Battle of the Somme
Siege of Yorktown
Battle of Midway
The USS Enterprise (CV-6) has seen her fair share of battles, including the famous Battle of Midway. She also played a large role during Pearl Harbor, where she arrived shortly after the attack took place.
Second Battle of Bull Run

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Which boat participated in the Falklands War?
HMS Antelope
The HMS Antelope saw the Falklands War as its last battle as it was sunk. It belonged to the United Kingdom and it was only in service for less than ten years.
USS Kearsarge
Akagi
USS South Dakota (BB-57)

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Which battle did the famous Bismarck take part in?
Cold War
Battle of Somme
Battle of Gallipoli
Battle of Denmark Strait
Not only did the Bismarck take part in this battle, but it was also the last battle that she would ever see. It was just three days after the initial battle that the German battleship sunk to the bottom of the sea.

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Which ship participated in World War II?
USS Nebraska (BB-14)
USS Rhode Island
USS Balao
The USS Balao was a legendary ship at the time of World War II. Although she was only built near the end of the war, she still had a large part in it and continued serving until the early 1960s. She ultimately suffered being sunk into the ocean.
CSS Albemarle

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What battle was the USS Nautilus (SS-168) part of?
Battle of Midway
The USS Nautilus (SS-168) had a large battle to fight at Midway, where she attacked Japanese ships months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She proved herself to be an effective battleship, sinking other ships that crossed her path.
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Kursk
Battle of Waterloo

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Which ship participated in the Korean War?
USS Bonnehomme Richard (CV-31)
The USS Bonnehomme Richard was active during World War II as well as in the Korean War. The ship proved herself in both earning many stars for her service over the years.
USS Kansas
HMS St. Lawrence
Akagi

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Which battle did the Japanese ship the Akagi take part in?
Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Battle of Crysler's Farm
Battle of Pearl Harbor
The Akagi was part of the Battle at Pearl Harbor along with a few other Japanese ships. This ship was built 20 years before the start of World War II and most importantly, the attack.
Battle of Gettysburg

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Which ship was used in the Korean War?
USS Antietam
The USS Antietam was another ship used in the Second World War as well as the Korean War. The ship had a few different purposes, such as carrying aircraft. Did you know that it gets its name from a battle in the American Civil War?
Bismarck
HMS Duke of York
USS Washington

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What battle did the HMS Indefatigable participate in?
Cuban Revolt
Second Battle of the Marne
Battle of Jutland
The HMS Indefatigable worked hard during her service but ultimately met her downfall. She was sunk in the Battle of Jutland in World War I and also went through other small battles as well.
Battle of Crysler's Farm

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