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🏴‍☠️ Ships Ahoy!

"Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free." Christy Ann Martine

This updated CST activities page has been prepared to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the release of The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' album on 16th January 1969. It could also be used on 'World Maritime Day' on 26th September.

Begin the session by asking members if they enjoy travelling by ship (ferry, cruise ship or yacht)?

To which destinations have members travelled across water?

Has anyone owned or rented a boat, maybe a canal barge or a speedboat or a dinghy?

What are the best things about being on the water or sea?

Does anyone get seasick? What are the best remedies?

ROUND 1. Idioms

Next, here are some well known phrases for members to complete by way of a shout out ...

(It's a good way to build confidence before the quiz proper.)

Like a fish out of WATER

Having a whale of a TIME

The world is your OYSTER

The coast is CLEAR

A drop in the OCEAN

Down in the DOLDRUMS

As the crow FLIES

Plenty more fish in the SEA

Run a tight SHIP

All hands on DECK

Sail close to the WIND

Don't rock the BOAT

It's all plain SAILING

Between the devil and the deep BLUE SEA

A face that launched a THOUSAND SHIPS

Like rats abandoning a SINKING SHIP

Like rearranging deck chairs on the TITANIC

Like ships that pass in the NIGHT

Come hell or high WATER

Rub a dub three men in the TUB

Ho ho ho and a bottle of RUM

Ship shape and BRISTOL FASHION

Singalong, with lyric video -

ROUND 2. Picture Quiz

Name the ship that featured in a story in the 'Book Of Genesis' & the actor who starred in the 2014 movie?

Who 'discovered' the New World of thre Americas in 1492 & what was the name of his ship?

What was the name of the ship that sank in the Solent in 1545 & who commissioned it?

Who captained the 'Golden Hinde' which circumnavigated the globe in 1580 & which queen honoured him with a knighthood?

Who captained the 'Ark Royal' & discovered Virginia in America in 1587 & what two items of produce is he said to have intruduced to England?

What was the name of the ship that took Pilgrims to the New World in 1620 & where did it set sail from?

Name the Master's Mate & the Captain involved in the 'Mutiny On The Bounty' in 1789?

What was the name of Horatio Nelson's ship & who did it help to defeat in the 'Battle Of Trafalgar' in 1805?

What was the name of the ship that sailed to the Galapagos Islands in 1831 & who was on it?

Name the ship that features on the £20 note & who painted it?

Who designed the ship 'SS Great Britain' in 1843 & where is it now?

What was the name of the Clipper that imported tea from China to London, first voyage 1870 & where is it now?

What was the name of the ship found deserted in 1872 off the Azores near Portugal & what do you think happened to the ten people who had been on board?

What was the name of this ship that set sail from Cardiff for the Antarctic in 1910 & the captain?

Which unsinkable passenger ship sank in 1912 & who starred in the 1997 movie of the same name?

Between May 26 - June 4 1940 'Operation Dynamo' saw the evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk. Approx 1,000 ships/vessels participated in the evacuation, including some 700 civilian craft (rowing lifeboats, yachts, pleasure steamers, fishing boats, barges, etc.).

What were the five code names for the landing beaches?

What is the name of the ship, which is now a war grave in Hawaii (and a tourist attraction), sunk by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941 & in which harbour would you find it?

In 1948 more than 1,000 passengers travelled on 'Windrush' from (mostly) Jamaica (invited to fill Britain's post war labour shortage) to London to work. Who wrote a novel about his mother's experiences as one of the 'Windrush Generation' called 'Three Little Birds' & who sang that song?

Name the 1963 movie that saw Jason captain the 'Argo' to find the Golden Fleece & the Greek God who helped him get there?

Which ship based radio station began broadcasting in 1964 & name this DJ?

Name the 1965 song and the band?

'Gipsy Moth 1V' made history in 1967 when it became the fastest small vessel to circumnavigate the globe. How many days do you think it took (nearest guess) & who sailed it?

Name the ship & the French explorer, who starred in a TV series from 1966-76?

Name the 1972 movie & the lead stars?

Name the 1975 movie & the boat?

Name the politician & his yacht?

What year was the 'Rainbow Warrior' sunk by French intelligence & which organisation did it represent?

What was the name of the ferry that capsized outside Zebrugger harbour in 1987, killing 193 people?

(How many artists do you recognise?)

In which year was MH Queen Elizabeth 11's ship decommissioned & what was it called?

What is the name of the warship & the river? Also, what is this game called?

What was the original name given to the ship 'RSS Sir David Attenborough'?

ROUND 3. People