Naval History.txt

  1. What date commemorates the birthday of the United States Navy?
    13 Oct 1775
  2. The Second Continental Congress approved the purchase of how many vessels to start the Navy?
  3. During the Revolutionary War and into the 19th century, naval vessels were grouped into three major categories what were they?
    • Ships of the line
    • Frigates
    • Sloops of War
  4. What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
  5. What ship was the first warfare submarine?
  6. What ship had the distinction of being the U.S. Navy�s first flagship?
  7. What skipper captured 11 British ships off Newfoundland and sent them back to the States?
    Abraham Whipple
  8. What country was the first to recognize the �Stars and Stripes�?
  9. John Paul Jones is famous for his victory over what ship?
    HMS Serapis
  10. Who is famous for saying �Struck, sir? I have not yet begun to fight?
    John Paul Jones
  11. Who established the Navy Department in 1798?
    John Adams
  12. What is the oldest U.S. Navy ship still in commission?
    USS Constitution
  13. During the War of 1812, what ship earned the nickname �Old Ironsides?�
    USS Constitution
  14. Who made the statement, �We have met the enemy and they are ours.�
    Captain Oliver Hazard Perry
  15. What ship was our first Ship-of-the-line?
    USS Independence
  16. When did the expression �Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute� originate?
    During the �Quasi� War
  17. Who led the naval forces into Tripoli Harbor and destroyed the captured US frigate USS Philadelphia?
    Stephen Decatur
  18. The War of 1812 was caused, in part, by the efforts to accomplish what?
    Stopping forced service of American seamen in the British navy
  19. Although neither side could claim victory, the battle between the USS Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack) was important for what reason?
    The battle began the era of the ironclads
  20. The first true submarine attack was conducted against what Union ship and what was the name of the submarine?
    • USS Housatonic
    • USS Hunley
  21. During what Civil War battle was the order �Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!� given and by whom?
    • Mobile Bay
    • David Farragut
  22. What person defined sea power, showed the importance of knowing naval needs, and advocated a large, powerful Navy?
    Alfred T. Mahan
  23. What ship has been labeled as the first modern cruiser in the U.S. Fleet and was the last warship to be fitted with sails?
    USS Newark
  24. �Remember the Maine,� referring to the USS Maine, was the battle cry for which war?
    The Spanish-American War
  25. What ship was considered our first �first class� battleship/
    USS Indiana
  26. Who was the Navy�s first Aviator?
    Lt. Ellyson
  27. Destroyers were first used effectively for antisubmarine warfare during what war?
  28. In what was did women first serve as members of the Navy?
  29. In what capacity did women first serve as members of the Navy?
  30. What was the first aircraft carrier designed from the keel up?
    USS Ranger
  31. What was the first naval battle of World War II in which two opposing fleets didn�t see each other during combat?
    The Battle of Coral Sea
  32. What was the decisive battle of WWII that became the turning point of the war in the Pacific?
    The Battle of Midway
  33. What two combat systems came into full use during WWII?
    Sonar and Radar
  34. During WWII, WAVES were eligible for how many ratings?
  35. In what year was the Women�s Armed Services Integration Act passed?
  36. The first extensive use of jet aircraft and helicopters occurred during what war?
    The Korean Conflict
  37. The first U.S. Navy nuclear-powered vessel was what type of ship?
  38. In what year did the USS Nautilus make its history-making transpolar voyage?
  39. In what year were the first nuclear-powered surface ships launched?
  40. In what year was the first American satellite placed into orbit?
  41. America�s first suborbital flight was made by what Navy officer?
    Commander Shepard Jr
  42. What ship was the world�s first nuclear-powered carrier?
    USS Enterprise
  43. What moon mission was completely manned by Navy personnel?
    Apollo 12
  44. What was the name of the Navy�s first deep diving vehicle?
    USS Alvin
  45. What was the name of the first Trident submarine?
    USS Ohio
  46. The Navy helped move approximately how many pounds of equipment and supplies during Desert Shield/Desert Storm?
    18.3 billion tons
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