Camperdown Junior History Challenge
  • Please select your answers from the following
  • No personal details are needed to try the quiz unless entering the competition
  • you will know your score at the end but not the answers
  • if you get them all right, then your name will go into the draw via your school
  • some clues to the answers are on this web site or other sites with clues
Our thanks to Commander John Picton, Dundee City Council, Tayside Education Department, National Museum of Scotland and The Scottish National Gallery for their assistance in preparing this quiz, providing clues or granting permission to use their pictures

The Battle of Camperdown started at 5 minutes past noon on 11 October:

1797

1805

1815

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The age of Admiral Duncan at the time of the battle was:

42

56

66

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Admiral Duncan's Flagship (North Sea Fleet) was:

Venerable

Ardent

Adamant

Link to clue


In command of the Dutch Fleet was Admiral:

de Winter

Tromp

de Lessups

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The Dutch Admirals flagship was named:

Delft  

Vrijheid

Alkmaar 

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Where is Camperdown, which gives the battle its name? On the coast of:

Scotland 

France 

Holland

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Who "nailed the colours up" again when Admiral Duncan's Flagship lost her flag during the battle?:

Jack Crawford

Richard Parker

John Paul Jones

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Who led the Nore Mutiny five months prior to the battle?

Jack Crawford

Richard Parker

John Paul Jones 

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Where in Britain was Admiral Duncan's North Sea Fleet based prior to the battle?

The Nore

Yarmouth

Leith

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Who commandered the Director, one of Admiral Duncan's ships?

Richard Onslow 

Williams Bligh 

Cuthbert Collingwood

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In which river estuary is the Nore?

Thames

Tyne

Forth

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What title did Admiral Duncan receive following the battle?

Viscount

Duke

Earl

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When was the building of Camperdown House completed?

1798

1828

1880

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Who built Camperdown House?

Admiral Duncan

Admiral Duncan's son

Dundee City

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Admiral Duncan was born in?

Dundee

Perth

Lundie

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When did Admiral Duncan die?

1797

1798

1804

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Admiral Duncan's father was ?

a jute manufacturer

an Army officer

Provost of Dundee

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Admiral Duncan died in?

London

Coldstream

Lundie

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Where in Dundee is there a statue of Admiral Duncan?

High St

Nethergate

Albert Square

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Admiral Duncan was buried at

Dundee

Lundie

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Link to clue



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