Here are literally hundreds of past Commander Bob Trivia questions, answers, and the names of those that correctly answered each question. This library of diverse information is perfect for boating organization newsletters and family fun, and can be used without further permission from Commander Bob. However, permission is NOT granted for duplication or use of the questions or answers for commercial purposes.




Nautical Boating Trivia Questions 3

Nautical Boating Trivia Questions 3

One ocean covers more of the earth’s surface than all the earth’s entire LAND area. What is that ocean, and what percentage (within .5%) of the earth’s surface does it cover? Answer: The Pacific Ocean. It’s surface covers 32.4% of the...
Nautical Boating Trivia Questions 2

Nautical Boating Trivia Questions 2

If you are in VHF radio contact with the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary, they may direct you to switch to a channel followed by the word “alpha”. What does the “alpha” designation mean? Answer: Alpha designates that your radio must be set...
The Trivia Centurions

The Trivia Centurions

This page is dedicated to those who successfully answered 100 or more Commander Bob Trivia questions during its five+ years of existence. Hopefully, it puts a “face” and a “personality” behind these very knowledgeable nautical Trivia buffs....
End of Nautical Trivia

End of Nautical Trivia

A message from Commander Bob about his nautical trivia: After nearly 5 years of a weekly routine of pouring over The Morrow Guide to Knots, Chapman’s, The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy, The Handy Weather Answer Book, The Boating Book, Nav Rules, Water Wise,...
Nautical Boating Trivia Questions 1

Nautical Boating Trivia Questions 1

The artist responsible for the famous painting”Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother” (commonly known by another title), learned the technique of etching through his work with the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. What...