Trafalgar Quiz (with Answers)
- How many ships did Nelson have under his command at the start of manoeuvres at the battle of Trafalgar?
- Approximately how many ships of later years carried the same names of some of Nelsons ships of the line?
- What nationalities were Nelsons adversaries?
- Who was the Captain of HMS Victory?
- Before Trafalgar how long had there been peace in England?
- What caused Napoleon to plan an invasion against England?
- Where did the French fleet make port after leaving Europe and where did they sail from?
- In what year was the conflict fought?
- How many ships did the French Admiral have at his command?
- Where were the French squadrons of ships based?
- What was the French Admirals name?
- Given political correctness of today in 2005, what names were given to the French and English forces in this year's re-enactment in the Solent?
- Who did Nelson join prior to the main battle at Cadiz and what tactic did he the carry out?
- What was the name of Nelsons wife?
- Where was Nelson shot in his body?
- Where did Emma Hamilton die and in what year?
- What pension did Emma Hamilton and Nelson's daughter get after his death?
- What were Nelsons last words?
- What time of day did Lord Horatio Nelson die?
- What was Nelsons daughter's name?
- What was the name of the English ship that saw and then signalled to Nelson that the French fleet leaving Cadiz?
- What date did the battle of Trafalgar take place?
- Who was Nelsons secretary on board HMS Victory?
- Who was in charge of the Marines on board HMS Victory?
- What was a smasher that the Bosun was in charge of?
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- The French and Spanish.
- Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy.
- Fourteen Months.
- To stop the Royal Navy blockading the French ports and thus destroying the French trade.
- Martinique and Cadiz.
- Approximately Forty.
- Brest, Ferrol, Tulon, Rochefort.
- Admiral Villeneuve.
- Red and Blue Forces.
- He joined Captain Calder and then leaving Calder's frigates, Nelson cruised offshore out of sight, approximately fifty sea miles away with the remainder of his fleet.
- Francis (or Fanny for short).
- In his shoulder.
- Calais in 1815.
- Thank God I have done my duty.
- 1630 (4-30 pm).
- 21st October 1805.
- John Scott.
- Captain of Marines Charles Adair.
- A 68-pound Carronade.